The Baby Box Lady Author Interview with Monica Kelsey

The Story of The Baby Box Lady Monica Kelsey – Author Interview

What was your main drive to write this book?  My main drive was to put to paper the truth that God works everything, even painful beginnings, together for His glory.  I am not a victim, I am victorious.  I want readers to take the journey with me as I find my purpose through pain.

 

 

What do you hope readers will learn by reading this book?

I hope that they will know much more about the crisis of infant abandonment, appreciate the truth that every life has immense value and maybe have a better understanding, empathy for women in crisis who see surrendering their infant as the best option for their baby.  I hope they will also see that when God gives you a vision and a passion, He will see you through.  You have to choose to never ever give up.

 

Did you do much research when planning this book?

A ton of research on the history of infant abandonment in the US and the current laws.

 

Did you have any main people who helped you in the process of this book or influenced you to write it? 

My board chairmen, many of the supporters of Safe Haven Baby Boxes who listened to me tell my story and knew that it should be put in writing.  And of course my parents, especially my dad, who passed away weeks after I finished writing.

 

How long did this book take you to write from initial thought to hitting publish? 

From the initial thought I would say over 4 years, but once I committed to writing it, it took about 6 months.  The Covid pandemic greatly assisted in that timeframe.

 

Do you have plans to write more about this topic or new topics?
I am hoping to write the stories of the brave mothers who safely surrendered their newborn, the adoptive parents and the hope that each life spared brings to the world.

Follow Monica to learn more

https://monicakelsey.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MKprolife/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/monicakelsey
https://www.instagram.com/babyboxlady/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZxlF5RIFKc

Blessed to Have Been Abandoned

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Poignant, brutally honest and triumphant; Blessed to Have Been Abandoned is the true story of Monica Kelsey, the founder of Safe Haven Baby Boxes. Follow Monica’s story as she discovers the secrets of her painful beginnings, the painful journey of her birth mother, wrestling with being abandoned as an infant, yet being given the gift of an amazing forever family. Watch as Monica’s personal struggle births the vision for a national organization that is saving the lives of abandoned infants across the United States.

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She went from being ABANDONED, to saving abandoned babies.

Poignant, brutally honest and triumphant; Blessed to Have Been Abandoned is the true story of Monica Kelsey, the founder of Safe Haven Baby Boxes. Follow Monica’s story as she discovers the secrets of her painful beginnings, the painful journey of her birth mother, wrestling with being abandoned as an infant, yet being given the gift of an amazing forever family. Watch as Monica’s personal struggle births the vision for a national organization that is saving the lives of abandoned infants across the United States.

A heart-wrenching yet ultimately victorious story, Blessed to Have Been Abandoned will take you through the pain, struggle, valleys and mountain tops of Monica’s life, all of these pointing to the amazing hand of God. A testimony to God’s faithfulness and His plan and purpose, this book will encourage your own heart and help you find purpose through pain and we trust it will bring Glory to God, the Author of each one of our complicated, messy and inspiring journeys.

“Monica Kelsey’s Blessed to Have Been Abandoned: The Story of the Baby Box Lady is an uplifting inspirational story of how one woman answered God’s call on her life, transforming her difficult beginning into a mission to protect the most vulnerable among us in her home state and beyond. It’s exactly the kind of story we need. Highly recommended!” -J.J. Hebert, #1 bestselling author

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