Safe Haven laws let a person give up their unwanted baby secretly. Mothers are able to drop their baby off at a safe haven location so long as the baby hasn’t been abused. Safe Haven laws were started to protect babies from being abandoned in places like public toilets or dumpsters.
No matter what the situation is, a woman can create a private, legal adoption plan just as easily and quickly as she can drop off a child under a state’s Safe Haven laws. Here are the advantages to making an adoption plan instead of dropping off your baby at a Safe Haven:
- Your baby won’t go into the already-full foster care system…he or she will be able to go home with a loving and stable adoptive couple right away.
- You’re able to know what happened to your child (even if choose a closed adoption afterward.)
- Counseling and support will be available at no cost to you.
- There are no legal risks to you when you choose adoption, and it’s free.
- Your situation will be managed confidentially, and you won’t be judged.
- Adoption offers you and your baby more security and stability in the long run.
- If you’d like, you can stay in touch with your child and the adoptive family.
It’s never too late to choose adoption for your baby. At Lifetime Adoption, every child is wanted and adopt-able. Learn more about the benefits of adoption, contact one of our knowledgeable and caring coordinators today.
Do you need adoption help now? Lifetime’s hotline is staffed 24 hours every day!
Just call us at 1-800-923-6784.
As the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.
Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.
As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.