If You've Just Had a Baby And Can't Care For The Child (Si Usted ha acaba de tener un bebé y no puede cuidar al niño)
VAYA A LA SALA DE EMERGENCIA DEL HOSPITAL MAS CERCANO (ER). No necesitarán saber su nombre. USTED PUEDE DEJAR A SU BEBÉ CON ELLOS PARA CUIDAR. NADIE lo arrestará o tratar de hacerle daño a enfadarme contigo. NO ESTÁ EN PROBLEMAS SI NO ESTA. La ley le permite hacer esto. Si cambia de opinión, puede VUELVE EL PLAZO DE 30 DÍAS Y RECLAMAR SU BEBÉ. Sin hacer preguntas.
GO TO THE NEAREST HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM (ER). THEY WILL NOT NEED TO KNOW YOUR NAME. YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR BABY WITH THEM TO CARE FOR. NO ONE WILL ARREST YOU OR TRY TO HARM YOU OR BE MAD AT YOU. YOU ARE NOT IN TROUBLE IF YOU DO THIS. THE LAW ALLOWS YOU TO DO THIS. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND, YOU CAN COME BACK WITHIN 30 DAYS AND RECLAIM YOUR BABY. NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
The Safe Havens program was enacted [in Connecticut] in 2000 to encourage young, distressed women to bring their infant babies to hospital emergency rooms rather than abandon them, where they may not be found until too late. Under the law, the parent may voluntarily give up the baby when it is up to 30 days old, to the staff of an emergency room. The dropped off child will be cared for immediately, and turned over to DCF upon release. The mother, with anonymity, will receive a matching wrist band for she and the baby. If she changes her mind in the next 30 days she has the opportunity to come back and get her child. “Connecticut’s Safe Havens law exists to protect both mother and baby in the most dire situations, and while this law has been proven to work, we must continue to spread the word so frightened women know they have a place to turn without fear of prosecution,” Rep. Rebimbas said. “Sadly, just last Tuesday another Connecticut mother did the unthinkable and by the time police found the baby it was too late.” No baby needs to be abandoned, and CT’s law is designed to protect both the mother and child. Since the effective date, 23 “Safe Haven” babies have been brought to an emergency room under the law according to the Connecticut DCF. For more information please visit the DCF website at: http://www.ct.gov/dcf/cwp/view.asp?a=2556&q=314392 OR (en Español)