Safe Haven laws
The law allows pregnant women to give up their newborn babies..up to 28 days old...at any hospital in the state, without fear of criminal prosecution, as long as the baby has not been harmed.
What happens to the baby?
When a baby is left at the hospital, he or she is in safe hands. A doctor will examine the baby and provide any medical care needed. The local county Children and Youth Agency will take custody of the baby and find him or her a loving family.
Who is the target of the Safe Haven program?
In most cases, these mothers are unwed, 15 to 25 years old, and the pregnancy is either wanted or hidden. These women are often alone, afraid and unaware of the options they have after the baby is born
For more information on the , go Safe Haven Law.
- Nelson Mandela dies at age 95 30 min ago
- Wet to Wintry 9 min ago
- WATCH: Action News Online
- 2013 Troop Greetings 25 min ago
- Photos: Nelson Mandela: Through the years
- Obama mourns death of icon Nelson Mandela
- Fmr. Marine's murder suspect held on $2M bail
- Photos: 21 suspects ID'd in Collingdale drug sweep
- Missing mom, baby from Newark, Del. found
- Sinkhole opens up on Northern Liberties street
- Christmas decoration theft caught on camera 21 min ago
- Pizza delivery man shot in Overbrook
- Coffins unearthed at North Philly school