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Safe Baby Haven Month

Posted by David Westenberger on Apr 08, 2019

Celebrate Safe Baby Haven month; 4002 Babies Saved

Safe Haven law exists in all 50 states, help end infant abandonment

 

April is known nationally as Safe Baby Haven month, a time to recognize safe alternatives to infant abandonment by promoting Safe Haven laws. Today the National Safe Haven Alliance (NSHA) announces that 4002 babies have been saved nationally utilizing the Safe Haven law. Please take this opportunity to celebrate the lives of each and every child saved in the last 20 years.

 

Safe Haven laws allow a parent to anonymously relinquish an unharmed infant with a Safe Baby Haven provider. Each state in the U.S. provides this option for a parent although requirements may differ. Hospital staff are approved Safe Haven providers in every state. 

 

“Our hearts are full today, 4002 children are bringing joy to this world because of the safety provided by Safe Haven laws” said Heather Burner, NSHA Executive Director. “Anonymous placement allows a parent in crisis to consider the alternatives to abandoning their infant, Safe Baby Haven leaders across the country have worked to support and provide the resources needed to help a mother or parent right where they stand. By walking alongside a parent in their crisis, they are not alone, they want someone to offer them HOPE and that is what NSHA and the mission of Safe Haven gives.”

 

The first law was enacted in 1999, and to date 4002 infants have been saved using Safe Baby Haven laws. Not only has this law saved many lives, this option has a helped connect thousands of parents to resources for parenting their child, temporary placement and traditional adoption. Please assist awareness efforts to help end infant abandonment in the U.S. and the world.

 

“Anonymity is a critical component of how we successfully support parents in crisis, because of trained subject matter experts operating the national 24/7 helpline, confidential and caring support is provided, and the love and care given to each parent is vital to the outcome for them and their baby.” said Shannon McCloud, NSHA Program & Strategy Director.

 

About National Safe Haven Alliance

NSHA works to promote the existence of Safe Baby Haven laws across the United States and supports all efforts to prevent infanticide and abandonment through the crisis response initiative which includes resources for parenting, adoption support and Safe Baby Haven relinquishment. NSHA is recognized as a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) public charity. Please call the 24/7 Safe Baby Haven crisis response team for support, options and resources at 1-888-510-BABY or learn more at www.nationalsafehavenalliance.org.

Celebrate Safe Baby Haven month; 4002 Babies Saved

Safe Haven law exists in all 50 states, help end infant abandonment

 

April is known nationally as Safe Baby Haven month, a time to recognize safe alternatives to infant abandonment by promoting Safe Haven laws. Today the National Safe Haven Alliance (NSHA) announces that 4002 babies have been saved nationally utilizing the Safe Haven law. Please take this opportunity to celebrate the lives of each and every child saved in the last 20 years.

 

Safe Haven laws allow a parent to anonymously relinquish an unharmed infant with a Safe Baby Haven provider. Each state in the U.S. provides this option for a parent although requirements may differ. Hospital staff are approved Safe Haven providers in every state. 

 

“Our hearts are full today, 4002 children are bringing joy to this world because of the safety provided by Safe Haven laws” said Heather Burner, NSHA Executive Director. “Anonymous placement allows a parent in crisis to consider the alternatives to abandoning their infant, Safe Baby Haven leaders across the country have worked to support and provide the resources needed to help a mother or parent right where they stand. By walking alongside a parent in their crisis, they are not alone, they want someone to offer them HOPE and that is what NSHA and the mission of Safe Haven gives.”

 

The first law was enacted in 1999, and to date 4002 infants have been saved using Safe Baby Haven laws. Not only has this law saved many lives, this option has a helped connect thousands of parents to resources for parenting their child, temporary placement and traditional adoption. Please assist awareness efforts to help end infant abandonment in the U.S. and the world.

 

“Anonymity is a critical component of how we successfully support parents in crisis, because of trained subject matter experts operating the national 24/7 helpline, confidential and caring support is provided, and the love and care given to each parent is vital to the outcome for them and their baby.” said Shannon McCloud, NSHA Program & Strategy Director.

 

About National Safe Haven Alliance

NSHA works to promote the existence of Safe Baby Haven laws across the United States and supports all efforts to prevent infanticide and abandonment through the crisis response initiative which includes resources for parenting, adoption support and Safe Baby Haven relinquishment. NSHA is recognized as a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) public charity. Please call the 24/7 Safe Baby Haven crisis response team for support, options and resources at 1-888-510-BABY or learn more at www.nationalsafehavenalliance.org.