Safe Haven for Newborns
All staffed Miami-Dade fire stations are designated Safe Havens for Newborns. Fire station personnel will accept newborns with no questions asked, and provide transportation to the nearest hospital for medical care and referral to a participating private adoption agency that will arrange for placement of the newborn with a waiting family. The Safe Haven for Newborns program allows mothers, fathers or others in possession of an unharmed newborn, approximately three days old or less, to leave them at designated Safe Havens with no questions asked, totally anonymous, and free from fear of prosecution. Find out more information about Safe Haven for Newborns.
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