Elizabeth Smart gave birth to baby girl in February

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Elizabeth Smart Gave Birth To Baby Girl In February

Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart gave birth to a daughter earlier this year.

Her father Ed Smart revealed the baby news to Salt Lake Tribune and said that the 27-year-old and her husband welcomed a girl who they named Chloe back in February and decided to keep the news private.

In 2002, Smart was taken from her bed and held hostage by a couple for nine months. She has since become a public activist in the fight against child sex trafficking.

Smart and her father launched the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, which provides resources to help find missing children and stop child sex-trafficking.

Ed told the East Idaho News last week, "We want all of those people that have been victimized out there to be survivors. We want them to find their dreams and find that new hope in life that helps them become the best and the most they can be."

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Elizabeth Smart talks with a reporter before an interview Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Park City, Utah. Smart said she's elated to hear about three Cleveland women who escaped Monday after they disappeared a decade ago."I am so overjoyed —so happy to hear another happy ending," Smart said Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America", adding that the escape is proof families and victims should not give up hope. Smart was kidnapped from her bedroom in Salt Lake City when she was 14. She was freed nine months later when she was found walking with her captor on a suburban street in March 2003. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Elizabeth Smart looks on during a news conference for Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado Friday, April 24, 2015, in Sandy, Utah. The family of a 26-year-old missing woman from Mexico issued an impassioned plea for help in a news conference in Utah organized by Elizabeth Smart. Provo Police Chief John King said Friday that there is no evidence Salgado was kidnapped, but he says they are very worried because she hasn't made contact with anybody for longer than a week. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Elizabeth Smart holds a photo of Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado during a news conference Friday, April 24, 2015, in Sandy, Utah. The family of a 26-year-old missing woman from Mexico issued an impassioned plea for help in a news conference in Utah organized by Elizabeth Smart. Provo Police Chief John King said Friday that there is no evidence Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado was kidnapped, but he says they are very worried because she hasn't made contact with anybody for longer than a week. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Elizabeth Smart plays with her dog following an interview Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Park City, Utah. Smart said she's elated to hear about three Cleveland women who escaped Monday after they disappeared a decade ago."I am so overjoyed —so happy to hear another happy ending," Smart said Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America", adding that the escape is proof families and victims should not give up hope. Smart was kidnapped from her bedroom in Salt Lake City when she was 14. She was freed nine months later when she was found walking with her captor on a suburban street in March 2003. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Elizabeth Smart speaks to reporters regarding her advocacy of child protection and the healing process she has experienced, prior to her presentation at the Child Sexual Abuse Conference, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in State College, Pa. Smart was abducted in 2002 and held prisoner for nine months before being reunited with her family. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)
Elizabeth Smart, left, and her father Ed Smart talk to the media in front of the Frank E. Moss Federal Courthouse Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in Salt Lake City. Smart's kidnapper, Brian David Mitchell, was sentenced to life in prison. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)
Elizabeth Smart speaks to reporters regarding her advocacy of child protection and the healing process she has experienced, prior to her presentation at the Child Sexual Abuse Conference, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in State College, Pa. Smart was abducted in 2002 and held prisoner for nine months before being reunited with her family. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)
Elizabeth Smart arrives at the federal court house for the closing arguments in the trial of Brian David Mitchell Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Colin E Braley)
Elizabeth Smart walks away after giving a statement to the media outside federal court following a guilty verdict in the Brian David Mitchell trial Friday, Dec. 10 2010 in Salt Lake City. Mitchell was found guilty for the June 5 2002 abduction of the 23-year-old. (AP Photo/Colin E Braley)
Elizabeth Smart, right, walks out of the federal courthouse with her mother Lois Smart after testifying at a competency hearing for her alleged kidnapper, Brian David Mitchell, Oct. 1 2009, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Colin Braley)
President Bush speaks before signing a wide-ranging package of child safety measures in the Rose Garden of the White House Wednesday, April 30, 2003, in Washington. With Bush on stage are the Smart family, left to right, Ed Smart, Elizabeth Smart, and Lois Smart. Elizabeth was recently reunited with her family after being kidnapped. Woman at right is Donna Norris. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
Lois Smart, right, hugs her daughter Elizabeth Smart, center, Wednesday, April 30, 2003, during a White House signing ceremony for a wide-ranging package of child safety measures. Elizabeth Smart was reunited with her family on March 12 after being kidnapped. Looking on at left is Elizabeth's father Ed Smart. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
Ed and Lois Smart, parents of Elizabeth Smart, look at a poster of Elizabeth at a city wide event celebrating Elizabeth's return Friday, March 14, 2003, in Salt Lake City. Elizabeth Smart was abducted last June and was found alive Wednesday in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
The National Enquirer, containing a story about the Elizabeth Smart abduction, is openly displayed on the racks at a Smith's grocery store Friday, June 21, 2002, in Salt Lake City. Because of the article, some stores in the chain are keeping the issue behind the counter. The neighborhood store near where the Smarts live isn't selling the issue at all. Elizabeth, 14, was kidnapped from her home June 5. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)
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