Florida bill aims to extend time frame for surrendering newborns at Safe Haven locations

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Florida bill aims to extend time frame for surrendering newborns at Safe Haven locations

Florida bill aims to extend time frame for surrendering newborns at Safe Haven locations

A new bill in the Florida legislature would extend the age range of the state’s Safe Haven Law, which allows newborn babies to be surrendered at specific locations with no repercussions for the parents. Currently, a baby can be surrendered within a week of his or her birth at firehouses and hospitals in Florida.

Teen abandoned as baby in China advocates for safe haven baby boxes

Safe Haven baby boxes have already saved countless lives, and Isabella Lamkin, a teenager from Louisville, Kentucky, wants to make sure they save lives in her state. These baby boxes are especially dear to Isabella’s heart, as she herself was abandoned as an infant in China.

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Each state has its own, unique Safe Haven law. While each law has similar components, the age and location restrictions differ per state. Click on your state below to learn more about your state’s requirements and approved Safe Haven locations. Are you looking for a printable version of your state’s law?