Safe Haven for Babies
Baton Rouge General is a designated
Safe Baby Site, or Safe Haven. This means that any parent may anonymously leave his or
her infant child, up to 30 days old, with the intent of placing the child
for adoption, without fear of prosecution. In order to meet the criteria
for Safe Haven, the child must be given to a hospital employee and not
simply left unattended.
To learn more about Louisiana’s Safe Haven law,