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

To date, more than 3600 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.