Saturday, January 02, 2010

Illinois Safe Haven Law

Illinois has made some changes in its Abandoned Newborn Protection Act. The new law provides that “newborn infant” means a child who a licensed physician reasonably believes is 30 (instead of 7) days old or less. This law went into effect on January 1, 2010.

Ode to Illinois

30 days hath the mothers
To dump your sisters or your brothers.
Most of the states have only seven
But not here in Baby Dump heaven!
It’s 30 all the time here. No line.

1 comment:

Mary Lynn Fuller said...

Perhaps we should whisper to newborns how to best behave or let them know it is off to a Safe Haven.