Utah Newborn Safe Haven
If you are a parent of a newborn and you are struggling, you are not alone. There are resources available to help you. You don't have to hurt or abandon your baby.
The Utah Newborn Safe Haven law allows you to give up custody of your newborn at any hospital in the state, no questions asked. Your baby will be safe and cared for.
There is no shame or blame in using the Safe Haven law. It is there to protect your baby and give you a chance to get the help you need.
Utah's Safe Haven Law
Utah Code Ann. Sec. 62A-4a-802
A parent or someone on behalf of the parent can safely and legally give the newborn to hospital staff.
Hospital staff will accept the newborn and they may ask if the newborn's medical history is available.