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, click here.