SAFE HAVEN LAW
Louisiana’s Safe Haven Law provides a safe, legal, last resort to abandonment, allowing a parent to give up custody of a newborn up to 60 days old by bringing the baby to an emergency designated facility, or Safe Haven site.
Louisiana’s Safe Haven Law
Safe Haven Law
Parents who are unable to care for a baby may leave the baby at one of the centers listed below.
with NO QUESTIONS ASKED!
If a parent is unable to travel to a Safe Haven facility, he or she may call 911, and a law enforcement officer or EMS provider will pick up the infant and transport the child to a hospital.
DESIGNATED SAFE HAVEN LOCATIONS
- A “designated emergency care facility” includes any of the following:
- Licensed Hospitals
- Fire Stations
- Police Stations
- Public Health Units
- Emergency Medical Service Providers
- Medical Clinics
- Pregnancy Crisis Centers
- Child Advocacy Centers