A woman, or her agent, can relinquish her unharmed infant, less than 72 hours old, at a Safe Haven location and that person will not face criminal charges. She must hand her baby to a person or, if available at certain hospitals only, she may place her baby in a Safe Haven drawer. She must tell the worker that this is a safe haven baby. No questions about her identity will be asked.

Safe Haven locations are:

  • any Hospital
  • any Ambulance
  • any on-duty Fire Station
  • any Designated Church (must have signage posted)
  • any Designated Adoption Agency (must have signage posted)

Arizona Safe Baby Haven Foundation has a crisis hotline at 866.707.2229 or www.azsafebabyhaven.org.