Under Florida’s Safe Haven law, a parent may drop off a newborn within seven days of birth at any hospital emergency room, staffed fire rescue station, or staffed emergency medical service station in the state of Florida. The person leaving the baby is not required to answer any questions. A parent of a newborn infant left at a hospital, emergency medical services station, or fire station under the “Safe Haven” law may claim his or her newborn infant up until the court enters a judgment terminating his or her parental rights which is approximately 30 days. A claim for the newborn infant must be made to the entity having physical or legal custody of the newborn infant or to the circuit court before whom proceedings involving the newborn infant are pending.[1]

[1] § 383.50, Fla. Stat.