Utah Newborn Safe Haven
If you are a parent of a newborn and you are struggling, you are not alone. There are resources available to help you. You don't have to hurt or abandon your baby.
The Utah Newborn Safe Haven law allows you to give up custody of your newborn at any hospital in the state, no questions asked. The baby will receive the care they need in a forever home. No names, blame, or shame- only love and support.
There is no shame or blame in using the Safe Haven law. It is there to protect your baby and give you a chance to get the help you need.
Utah's Safe Haven Law
Utah Code Ann. Sec. 62A-4a-802
A parent or their designee can safely and legally give the newborn to hospital staff.
Hospital staff will accept the newborn and they may ask if the newborn's medical history is available.
Utah Division of Child and Family Services will immediately place the newborn into a safe, loving home and will file a petition to end parental rights.