What you know about North Carolina's Safe Surrender Law could save a life
North Carolina’s Safe Surrender Law allows
an overwhelmed parent to surrender a newborn to a responsible adult and
walk away. The baby will then be placed in a loving home.
An infant up to 7 days old may be surrendered to any responsible adult.
Safe surrender is anonymous and legal.
In an emergency call 911, or for more information about the safe surrender law contact your local county department of social services. A listing of county departments of social services is available at www.ncdhhs.gov/dss/local.
Please help spread the word about the Safe Surrender Law!
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