Safe Place For Newborns

Providing Education and Awareness About the Safe Haven Law in Wisconsin

Mission Statement

The founding purpose, and continuing mission, of Safe Place for Newborn is to save the lives of newborns in danger of abandonment and to help preserve the health and future of their mothers.

The Safe Haven Law in Wisconsin was enacted on April 3, 2001. This law allows any parent to safely surrender their unharmed newborn up to 72 hours old to any EMT, hospital employee or at any fire or police station - NO QUESTIONS ASKED. This law allows a parent to anonymously surrender their newborn without fear of prosecution.

You Can Have a Safe Delivery

You can safely deliver your newborn in a hospital and still use this law. Hospital deliveries are preferred as it allows you to have a safe delivery and ensure both you and your newborn receive the necessary medical treatment. A hospital delivery allows you and your baby to get proper care and avoid negative outcomes or medical complications. Any infant born in a hospital may be relinquished at that facility as long as the decision is made within the 72 hour timeframe.