1 August 2022

What is Michigan’s Safe Delivery law?

Every U.S. state has a ‘safe haven’ law, intended to prevent unsafe child abandonment and endangerment. In Michigan, a parent can safely, legally, and confidentially surrender a baby not more than three days old at a hospital, fire department, police station, or by calling 9-1-1. A licensed Michigan adoption agency is contacted, and the baby is placed directly into the care of an already-approved adoptive family. There is an approved list of Adoption Agencies in Michigan and Adoption Partners of Michigan is uniquely skilled and experienced in handling Safe Delivery cases. You can find more information on our website: https://adoptionpartnersmi.org/safe-delivery/

Expectant parents who are wondering if they should place baby up for adoption can find information about Michigan’s Safe Delivery law here: https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/safety-injury-prev/safe-delivery/are-you-a-parent

If you are an emergency service provider, we want to be a resource for you in understanding Michigan’s Safe Delivery procedure. We are happy to provide a unique Safe Delivery training for hospital staff and other emergency service providers. Call us today if you have any questions and be sure to reach out if you have a situation that you’d like guidance on. We want to be sure that parents surrendering their baby under the Safe Delivery law are given accurate information and that the procedures are correctly followed – we can help!

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