Resources 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 106 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.

SAB recommends that all Safe Havens provide training for personnel regarding these protocols. This information is meant to be used to 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.

Hospital or Emergency Care Facility Protocol
The Illinois Hospital Association’s (IHA) website contains the most up-to-date protocols that all hospitals in Illinois must follow to be in compliance with the Abandoned Infant Newborn Protection Act. If you have any questions, please contact Barb Haller at the Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) at 630.276.5474. Hospital protocols can be found below or on the IHA website.

As of 2016, 3,227 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.