Safe Haven for Newborns Act

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Connecticut’s Safe Havens for Newborns Act allows a parent to voluntarily give up custody of an infant, age 30 days or younger, to the nursing staff of a Connecticut hospital emergency room without being subject to arrest for abandonment. (However, this act does not protect the parent from being arrested and prosecuted if abuse or neglect has occurred.)

TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
Search by service name: Safe Havens for Abandoned Newborns

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SOURCE:  Connecticut Department of Children and Families
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: August2016