For more information, call the Save Abandoned Babies Foundation at 312-440-0229 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time).
You're afraid. You don't want to keep this baby. You just want someone to take it, keep it safe, and make sure it gets a good home.
Don't panic. There are people who will help you with NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
Illinois offers a safe option for a desperate parent in crisis. By handing your unharmed baby, 30 days old or younger, to personnel at any hospital, emergency medical facility, staffed fire station, or police station you can walk away with no questions asked. Not in Illinois?
The baby will be cared for and placed in a loving home for adoption.
No attempt whatsoever will be made to contact you. No crime will have been committed. This is a TRULY safe process.
This law was written to provide a safe alternative to abandonment for Illinois parents who feel they cannot cope with a newborn baby. It offers safe havens for newborns, and is: