If you’re not ready to take care of a newborn and don’t have anyone to ask for help, there’s a place where you can take your baby to ensure his or her safety and health. Under the Safe Haven law, you may bring your newborn (up to 28 days old) to any Pennsylvania hospital or to a police officer at a police station.
As long as the baby is unharmed and not a victim of any crime, you will not be in trouble. The baby will be examined by a doctor and provided any medical care needed. The local county children and youth agency will take custody of the baby and find him or her a loving family.
For additional information, call the Safe Haven Helpline at 1-866-921-SAFE (7233).