Illinois DCFS, the Save Abandoned Babies Foundation, and Pace Bus team up to save babies
information provided by the Save Abandoned Babies Foundation
CHICAGO, Ill. (June 21, 2018) – Illinois Department of Child and Family Services, the Save Abandoned Babies Foundation, and Pace Bus have joined forces to launch a new campaign aimed at educating the public about the Newborn Infant Protection Act, commonly referred to as the “Baby Safe Haven Law.”
The Act offers a safe, legal option to unsafe infant abandonment. A mother in crisis can legally and anonymously hand her unharmed newborn, up to 30 days old, to staff at hospitals, emergency medical care facilities, police stations, firehouses, college and university police stations, and Illinois State Police district headquarters.
Since its enactment in 2001, 127 babies have been safely relinquished under the law and are now living in loving adoptive families.
The bus cards will be visible in 760 buses operating across suburban Chicago until December 2019.