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Safe Haven Law

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Safe Haven of Pennsylvania, also known as the Newborn Protection Act, was enacted in 2003 and amended in 2014. It states that a parent of a newborn may leave a child in the care of a hospital or a police officer at a police station without being criminally liable, as long as the child is no older than 28 days and is not harmed.

Safe Haven gives parents a safe, legal, and confidential alternative to abandoning their baby.

Want to speak with someone about Safe Haven? Make a confidential call to 1-866-921-SAFE (7233).