Safe Place for Newborns

The Georgia “Safe Place for Newborns Act of 2002” became effective August 13, 2002. This law allows a mother to leave her newborn baby within seven days of birth at any hospital in Georgia. The newborn must be left with a hospital employee and the mother must leave her name and address. Additional information can be obtained by calling the Newborn Lifeline Network 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, toll free 1-866-694-2229 x3. Interpreters are available.