CHICAGO, IL – A campaign is being launched by Illinois officials and advocates to promote the Safe Haven Law that allows babies to be turned over to appropriate safe haven staff, legally and safely.
The Department of Children and Family Services , the Save Abandoned Babies Foundation and Pace Bus partnered together to create ads for 760 suburban Chicago buses to advertise the Baby Save Haven Law.
A mother who finds herself in crisis and cannot care for her newborn, can anonymously surrender her unharmed newborn, up to 30 days old, at a hospital, emergency medical care facility, police or fire station, university police or Illinois State Police district headquarters.
Enacted in 2001, the law has saved 127 babies who now live with adoptive families.
By: Associated Press
06/22/2018 6:48 AM
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