Baby Dropped Off at Medical Center Under Safe Haven Law

DES MOINES, Iowa – According to the Iowa Department of Human Services a newborn baby boy was dropped off at a hospital under Iowa’s Safe Haven law.

The baby was dropped off at a medical center on August 13 and was declared a Safe Haven baby. Under the law parents can hand over their children to authorities or health officials within the first 14-days of the child’s life with no questions asked.

Officials said this is the 20th time in the last 13 years, and the third time this year, that the Safe Haven law has been used.

The baby is in the custody of the Department of Human Services.


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