For Safe Havens

The Save Abandoned Babies Foundation is grateful for the hard work and dedication of the hospital and emergency personnel who have helped save the lives of 113 newborns. Because personnel of Safe Havens serve a crucial role in the safe relinquishment of abandoned infants it is important for all employees to understand the protocols that need to be followed to be in compliance with the Abandoned Infant Newborn Protection Act.

Hospital or Emergency Medical Facility Protocol

Fire Station Protocol

Police and Campus Police Station Protocol

SAB recommends that all Safe Havens provide training for personnel regarding these protocols. This information is meant to be used as a model and SAB understands that changes, within the confines of the law, may need to be made to fit the individual needs of Safe Haven locations.

The law provides that every hospital, fire station, emergency medical facility, and police station must post a sign in a conspicuous place on the exterior of the building informing persons that a newborn infant may be relinquished at the facility. If you would like to purchase a sign for your safe haven location you may order one from the National Safe Haven Alliance by completing the form found here.

As of 2016, 3,245 infants have been safely surrendered to Safe Havens nationally.

Please help us continue our passion, commitment and dedication to spreading awareness of Safe Haven laws.