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Program: Safe Havens for Newborns Program

Agency: LAWRENCE & MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - YALE NEW HAVEN HEALTH


Resource Number: 17331490
Description
Safe Havens is a law that allows anyone to drop off a newborn baby, within the first 30 days of life, to any hospital emergency room in Connecticut, without being subject to arrest for abandonment. (However, this act does not protect the parent from being arrested and prosecuted if abuse or neglect has occurred). When the parent takes the baby to the emergency room a nurse will meet with the parent in a private area and a bracelet will be placed on the babies wrist and also the mothers, with a code to match the identities, incase, the parent returns to pick up the infant. Within 30 days the Department of Children and Families (DCF) will take custody of the infant and begin to develop a plan for adoption, if the parent does not return. DCF is required by law to notify both parents of its intent to keep custody of the infant and to seek termination of parental rights. If the parent has provided his/her name and address a court officer will notify the parents of the court action and the first hearing date. Voluntary Termination of Parental Rights program at DCF allows parents of a child between age 31 days and 18 years who are considering relinquishing parental rights must contact the DCF Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-842-2288.


Program Phones:
860-442-0711Voice
Senior Administrator
Patrick L. Green, FACHE
President/CEO

Website: www.lmhospital.org

Location information
LAWRENCE & MEMORIAL HOSPITAL  
Location: 365 Montauk Avenue
New London, CT 06320
(Map)

Site Phones:
860-442-0711Voice
888-777-9539Voice
860-444-5135TTY

Hours of operation
Site Hours:
24 hr/7 days

Site Hours:

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Program Delivery
Defined coverage area(s), for the Program offered at selected Site:
CT -Statewide


Categorized as:
Safe Havens for Abandoned Newborns


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