The Safe Haven Law, also known as baby drop-off, allows a person to legally abandon an unharmed newborn baby at designated locations. A distressed parent who is unable or unwilling to care for their infant can give up custody of their baby by handing them off to a staff member at a hospital, emergency care facility, police station or fire department with no questions asked. But what happens to the baby afterwards? The child is examined, given necessary medical treatment, and then taken into custody through Child Protective Services.
When an infant is placed under the care of Social Services, they are moved from foster home to foster home until an appropriate caregiver is found. This process can be painstakingly long and the birth parent has no control over the fate of the baby. ABC for Adoption is just as confidential as Safe Haven processes but the baby will be placed with good parents that want a child rather than Social Services.
If you are a biological parent who is planning on giving your child away through Safe Haven provisions, consider the support ABC for Adoption has to offer. We structure an assistance plan to suit your financial, confidential and emotional needs. We make sure birth parents have 2 months of living expenses covered after birth. This includes rent, groceries, utilities, and related expenses. If you are experiencing personal or family issues, ABC for Adoption can also provide professional counseling services for different avenues of expressing emotions.
You are never just a number to ABC for Adoption. While our services are strictly confidential and details stay within the agency, our team makes an effort to personally get to know you and your needs. ABC staff members are highly skilled, caring professionals that are dedicated to helping birth parents and adoptive families get the guidance and support they need throughout the adoption journey.
No matter what the feelings are at the time of birth, ABC for Adoption will keep pictures and records so the birth mother can get updates later in life if they choose to. If you would like to know more about adoption and the support ABC for Adoption has to offer birth parents, call our toll-free number at 1-888-44-ADOPT.