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Kentucky Safe Infants Act

The Kentucky Safe Infants Act allows parents to leave babies younger than three days old at a safe place. No one will call the police, and no one will ask for your name. 

So if you are pregnant and feel that you can't keep your baby, don't leave the baby in a dangerous situation.  There is help!

If you leave your baby in a safe place, the baby will get medical care and be placed with a family for adoption. If you do not contact the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services within 30 days after leaving your baby in a safe place, the cabinet will begin the process of ending your parental rights.

A Safe Place for Your Baby

Link to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Safe Infants Act

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You've Just Had a Baby

You have made a courageous decision to leave your baby in the safe and good care of a hospital, police station, fire station or emergency medical services provider. Your baby will be well taken care of and, eventually, be adopted into a safe, loving, permanent home. Now it's time to make sure that you are healthy.

It's a good idea to see a doctor or go to the health department for an examination. For information about your local health department, call: (800) 462-6122.

More information on How to Keep Yourself Healthy!

 

Last Updated 12/13/2013
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