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The law allows a parent to voluntarily deliver the child to and leave the child at, or voluntarily arrange for another person to deliver the child to and leave the child at a State, county or municipal police station or at an emergency department of a licensed general hospital in this State when the child is or appears to be no more than 30 days old, without expressing an intent to return for the child. The child must be delivered unharmed (no signs of abuse or neglect.) The parent or designee dropping off the child is not required to disclose any identifying information or that of the child or the child's parent or provide background information or medical information about the child, but may voluntarily do so. If the child is not claimed within 21 days, then termination of parental rights will begin and the child will be placed in foster care temporarily until permanent placement for adoption can be arranged.
How can I get more information?
Call the toll free 24 hour Safe Haven Hotline at 1-877-839-2339 or click here.
This fund was established as a financial resource to help all NJ families cope with uncovered medical expenses for their children. Any NJ family, regardless of income – whether insured or uninsured – may be eligible for assistance.
P.O. Box 728
Trenton, NJ 08625-0700
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