Safely, Legally, and Anonymously Surrender an Infant

New Jersey's Safe Haven Infant Protection Act allows an individual to give up an infant safely, legally and anonymously. The parents - or someone acting on their behalf - can leave an unharmed baby less than 30 days old with staff at any hospital, police station, fire station, ambulance, first aid or rescue squad. The New Jersey Department of Children and Families will ensure that the infant is placed with a foster or pre-adoptive home.

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Find out how on August 7, 2000, the New Jersey Safe Haven Infant Protection Act became law

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Safe Haven materials are free of charge and available by completing the form. Some materials are also available to download.

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See the chart of how many infants were surrenderd from 2000 to 2023

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