Southampton Hospital is a designated as a Safe Haven
hospital. Safe Haven is dedicated to saving the lives of newborns
from the dangers of abandonment and assisting pregnant girls/women in crisis.
Safe Haven is a safety net for both the mother and the newborn infant. It
allows mothers, fathers or whoever is in possession of a newborn, 30 days old or less, to leave him/her at the hospital, a staffed fire rescue
station, or staffed emergency medical service station, with no questions asked,
totally anonymous, free from fear of prosecution. The hospital will contact a
participating private adoption agency who will then arrange placement of the
newborn with a waiting family.
Learn more about the Safe Haven Law in New York State.