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How does the law work?
The law saves babies from unsafe abandonment. It says that parents who do not harm their baby will not be prosecuted for abandonment if they hand their newborn to a responsible adult at a Safe Haven location. It gives a desperate parent a responsible alternative. Depending on your state, the law tells you where are the accepted locations that you can leave your baby and up to what age, with no questions asked as long as they are unharmed.
What do I say when I leave my baby?
Once you get to one of the accepted locations (Hospitals, Law Enforcement Agencies, etc.- depending on your state) You will need to relinquish your baby with one of the staff members at the location, and explain that you are relinquishing your infant to them under the Safe Haven Law. You might be asked to fill out some medical information and other important facts about your newborn, yourself, and the father, mainly for the reason of passing along any and all information that might be important to the adoptive parents for the infant. The person who you are relinquishing your baby to will make sure that the baby is unharmed in anyway, and if that is the case, then you will be free to go with no questions asked, and no trouble.


The National Safe Haven Alliance works to promote the existence of Baby Safe Haven laws across the United States. We are happy to assist with news stories. With advanced notice, we can typically locate individuals willing to be interviewed for television, radio and print stories. We also have a handful of experts to speak on the specifics of infant abandonment.


You can help save lives. Please take a moment to watch and listen, then pass the link along to your friends. If you are in the media and are interested in airing these announcements, or in doing a story on Safe Haven, then we want to talk to you.

Please contact us at 1-703-496-4980 and be sure to indicate your deadline.


Have questions about how the Baby Safe Haven Law in your state can impact you? Call 1-888-510-BABY.

Have general questions about Baby Safe Haven laws, efforts in your state to promote these laws or ways you can get involved?
Call 1-703-496-4980