A Safe Haven for Newborns is an option for women that are pregnant and do not know what to do, are hiding their pregnancy, and for those that are pregnant and receiving no medical care. Nick Silverio, Founder of A Safe Haven for Newborns, explains they receive seven or eight calls per day from all over the state of Florida. "Our first objective is to get the mom helped so she can have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Hopefully, if we get her help in the community, when she lives, she will keep her child."
According to the Florida Safe Haven Law, you can leave your baby, up to 7 days old, with an employee at any hospital, emergency medical services station or with a fire fighter at any fire station in the state. Nick Silverio, Founder of A Safe Haven for Newborns, explains with this law the police will not be called, and the mother can remain anonymous. He says firefighters might ask medical questions to provide that information to the adoptive family, and the mom does not have to give her name or any information.