Safe Haven - Abandoned Infant Protection

The Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act specifies that anyone relinquishing an unharmed newborn to a designated safe haven in Illinois -- hospitals, emergency care facilities, staffed fire stations, or police stations -- be offered an information packet containing the following documents:

  • Help is Here Pamphlet
  • Illinois Has Put the Option Back in Adoption Pamphlet
  • Taking Care of Yourself After Giving Birth Pamphlet

Please note that this packet may or may not be accepted by the relinquishing parent.

Additional Resources

You can read more about the Safe Haven Law at the following web sites:

You can also read an Illinois Fire Chiefs Association article on the subject of Safe Haven.