August 7th, 2012

Babies Find a Safe Place to Prosper

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On Christmas Day 2007, a woman left her infant girl with an employee at Luther Midelfort's emergency room. The next day Joe Hebert, a pilot from Eau Claire, was in Michigan when he received a call from an adoption agency. "We have a baby here. Do you want her?" asked a social worker with Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan…The baby dropped off on Christmas Day 2007 at Luther Midelfort - now Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire - was born the day before. She came with a pair of pink pajamas, a pacifier and a handwritten letter from her mother.

 

Eau Claire Leader Telegram by Jon Swedien

Tags: adoption, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Luther Midelfort, Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper MIchigan, Mayo Clinic Health System, Neonatology, Pediatrics

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