2010

January 1, 2010 – The timeframe for relinquishing an unharmed newborn is extended from seven days to 30 days postpartum (PA 096-0345).

July 20, 2010 – DCFS and the Illinois Office of Vital Records are directed to design a standard information packet for relinquishing parents that provides a summary of the Act, explains the rights of birth parents, describes the Illinois Adoption Registry, and includes information on postpartum health for birth mothers (PA 096-1114).

2010

As of 2016, 3,227 infants have been safely surrendered to Safe Havens nationally.

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