KENTUCKY’S SAFE INFANT ACT
Kentucky’s Safe Infant Act allows parents to leave babies younger than thirty (30) days old at a safe place. No one will call the police, and no one will ask for your name.
The law saves babies — and protects parents who can’t keep their babies.
The law says that a parent will not be criminally prosecuted for abandoning a baby (thirty (30) days old or younger), if the baby is taken to a safe place and has not been physically abused or neglected after birth.
What happens at a safe place?
A police officer, firefighter, emergency services provider or staff member at a participating place of worship will arrange to have your baby taken to the nearest hospital for an examination and any needed medical care. The hospital will also notify the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, the agency responsible for ensuring that the baby is adopted.
Learn more here.