Baby Boxes for Unwanted Newborns Proposed

Baby Boxes for Unwanted Newborns Proposed
March 5, 2024

In New Hampshire, the existing safe haven law allows biological parents to safely relinquish their newborns, who are not more than seven days old, at designated locations such as hospitals, police stations, fire stations and other sites marked with Safe Haven signage.

If this new bill is passed, parents would have 61 days to surrender their child, extending the window of opportunity for those facing overwhelming circumstances.

The bill also provides for the installation of incubator-style baby boxes, designed to provide a safe and discreet means of surrendering infants.