Safe Haven

Safe Haven

Louisiana is a Safe Haven State. Safe Haven provides a safe, legal, last resort to abandonment.

If you find yourself with no other alternative and are considering abandoning your baby, Louisiana's Safe Haven Law provides a safe place for your child. If you are unable to care for your baby and the baby's well-being is in danger, you can bring the newborn up to 60 days old to an emergency designated facility or Safe Haven site. By leaving the baby in the care of an employee at a Safe Haven facility, parents can give up custody of the newborn with no questions asked.

Louisiana Safe Haven Law:

You can leave your unharmed baby, up to 60 days old, with an employee at any medical facility, fire department, hospital, police department, emergency medical services provider, pregnancy crisis center, medical clinic, public health unit or child advocacy center in Louisiana.

Louisiana Safe Haven website

Louisiana Law (PDF)

 

 

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