Safe Haven for Newborns

All staffed City of Hialeah Fire Stations are designated Safe Havens for Newborns. Fire station personnel will accept newborns with no questions asked.


Newborns must be 7 days or younger.

Safe Haven Providers

Hospitals, emergency medical services stations, and fire stations are all examples of Safe Havens.

Protection for Relinquishing Parent

  • The parent has an absolute right to remain anonymous. 
  • The parent is not subject to a child protective report under 39.201, or a criminal investigation, unless there is actual or suspected child abuse. 
  • The parent is provided immunity from prosecution for abandonment, if there is no abuse or neglect.

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To learn more about Safe Haven for Newborns:

Statute Information