Safe Haven - Abandoned Infant Protection

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The Abandoned Newborn Infant Act offers a protected, legal alternative to unsafe infant abandonment. An unharmed newborn, up to 30 days old, may be handed off to staff at a hospital, emergency medical care facility, police station, firehouse, college/University police station, or Illinois State Police district headquarters. No questions need to be answered and there is no fear of prosecution. For more information about Safe Haven, please view the image.