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Another Newborn Saved by Law

Another Newborn Saved by Law


There has been another instance of a safe haven baby in Iowa.

The state department of human services is reporting a baby was put into safe haven custody earlier this month. Spokeswoman Amy McCoy says a healthy boy was brought to a medical center August 13 where a person asked that the child be covered under the safe haven law.

It's the 20th time since its creation that the law has been used which allows a parent or responsible adult to give up a child no questions asked within 14 days of birth.

A hearing will be held in a month to terminate parental rights and adoption efforts are underway.  All previous safe haven babies were adopted.

The law was created in 2001 after a month killed her newborn after a home delivery.




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