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.
If you are not able to care for your baby, all you have to do is bring your newborn (up to 28 days old) to any Pennsylvania hospital or to a police officer at a police station and drop it off. That’s all. As long as the baby is unharmed and not a victim of any crime, you will not be in any trouble.
No one will ask you any questions, no one will judge you and no one will say a word about your baby. In fact, you don’t even have to give your name or address.
You can provide medical information for the baby. But you don’t have to answer any questions.
To speak to someone about the Safe Haven Program or just to talk to someone, call us confidentially at 1-866-921-SAFE (7233).
While you’re pregnant, we encourage you to seek care for you and your baby to ensure a safe delivery. For prenatal care, call the Healthy Baby Helpline at 1-800-986-BABY (2229) and they can help you get information about medical providers and health care coverage. These services are free and kept confidential.
For more information on Safe Haven of Pennsylvania, the Newborn Protection Act, visit www.secretsafe.org.