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Utah newborn safe haven law offers free, anonymous help to parents, infants

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Posted at 1:26 PM, Aug 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-26 17:33:42-04

SALT LAKE CITY – Thanks to a law that went into effect in 2001, help is available for all newborns and mothers with Utah’s Newborn Safe Haven.

The state-wide law allows birth parents to anonymously give up custody of their newborn child without facing any legal consequences.

You can leave your baby, up to 3 days old, with an employee on duty at any hospital emergency room, open 24 hours 7 days a week, in Utah.

The Utah Newborn Safe Haven has a toll-free hotline (1-866-458-0058) available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Find out more about Utah’s Safe Haven Law here