“BABY MOSES LAW”

 

 

If you have a newborn that you are unable to care for, you can bring your baby to a designated safe place with no questions asked. The Safe Haven law, also known as the Baby Moses law, gives parents who are unable to care for their child a safe and legal choice to leave their infant with an employee at a designated safe place—a hospital, fire station, free-standing emergency centers or emergency medical services (EMS) station. Then, your baby will receive medical care and be placed with an emergency provider.

 

 

Information for Parents:

If you're thinking about bringing your baby to a designated Safe Haven, please read the information below:

  • Your baby must be 60 days old or younger and unharmed and safe.

  • You may take your baby to any hospital, fire station, or emergency medical services (EMS) station in Texas.

  • You need to give your baby to an employee who works at one of these safe places and tell this person that you want to leave your baby at a Safe Haven.

  • You may be asked by an employee for family or medical history to make sure that your baby receives the care they need.

If you leave your baby at a fire or EMS station, your baby may be taken to a hospital to receive any medical attention they need. Remember, if you leave your unharmed infant at a Safe Haven, you will not be prosecuted for abandonment or neglect.

 

 

For more information, please go to The Baby Moses Project or call the Texas Baby Moses Hotline 1-877-904-SAVE (1-877-904-7283).