ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Laws in the United State have made it possible for parents to drop off newborns and/or infants they do not want or cannot care for at various locations, known as safe havens. No questions asked and without the threat of prosecution.
Both Missouri and Illinois have Safe Haven laws. Missouri’s law covers babies up to one year old. Safe havens include any on-duty employee at a hospital, fire department, emergency medical center or law enforcement agency. In Illinois, people can leave babies up to 30 days old with a staff member of any hospital, or fire station or an emergency medical service provider.
For more information visit the National Safe Haven Alliance’s website: http://www.nationalsafehavenalliance.org/states