Safe Delivery

  • Safe DeliverySafe Delivery allows parents to safely surrender their newborn child no more than 72 hours old to an employee who is inside and on duty at any hospital, fire department, police station, or by calling 911. This program is a safe, legal and anonymous alternative to abandonment or infanticide and releases the newborn for placement with an adoptive family.

    Safe Delivery Hotline: 866-733-7733.

Parents

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      Please Don't Abandon Your Baby

      You can surrender your newborn baby no more than 72 hours old to an employee who is inside
      and on duty at a hospital, fire department, police station, or by calling 9-1-1.

      Surrendering your baby is safe, legal and anonymous.

Emergency Service Providers

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    • An emergency service provider is a uniformed or otherwise identified employee or contractor of a fire department, hospital or police station that is inside the building and on duty. Emergency service provider also includes a paramedic or emergency medical technician when either of those individuals is responding to a 9-1-1 call. The parent has the choice to leave the infant without giving any identifying information to the ESP. The ESP, upon accepting the infant will provide whatever care may be necessary. Following an examination at a hospital, temporary protective custody will be given to a private adoption agency for placement with an approved adoptive family, if the child is unharmed. If the examination reveals signs of abuse and/or neglect, hospital personnel will initiate a referral to Children's Protective Services for an investigation.

Educators

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    •  Educating Adolescents and Young Adults

      Educators provide support and resources and serve as a trusted role model to many
      adolescents and young adults. We rely on their support to increase public awareness and
      educate adolescents and young adults about the options available for those dealing with an unplanned pregnancy.

       

Adoption Agencies

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    • Providing Loving Families

      Adoption agencies are responsible for accepting surrendered babies and identifying loving families to adopt them after they are surrendered to an emergency service provider.