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Abandoned Newborn Safety Act

The Village is a participant in the Abandoned Newborn Infant Act, which provides desperate parents of newborn (up to 3 days old) babies a responsible and legal alternative to abandonment. By bringing the newborn to the Village rather than abandoning it, the child will receive medical care and be put up for adoption. Parents who do not harm their babies cannot be prosecuted for abandonment if they leave their newborn with a staff member at a safe haven.

For more information, click here or call (312) 440-0229.

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