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Baby Safe Haven Program Offers Safe, Legal Option For Abandoned Newborns

20-year old Tara J. Tomlin of Livingston was arrested and charged with second-degree murder after state police found the body of a newborn boy in a dumpster.
20-year old Tara J. Tomlin of Livingston was arrested and charged with second-degree murder after state police found the body of a newborn boy in a dumpster. Photo Credit: New York State Police

\Officials would like to remind New York residents of the Baby Safe Haven laws after the recent death of a newborn child.

According to Time Warner Cable News, Baby Safe Haven laws in New York state permit anyone with a newborn up to 30 days old to anonymously give up their baby to a hospital, fire department or police station with no questions asked. Child Protective Services will then take custody and put the baby up for adoption.

As previously reported , Tara Tomlin, 20, was arrested and charged by state police for second-degree murder after the body of her newborn baby was discovered in a garbage bag in a dumpster outside the Livingston Xtra Mart at Bells Pond.

Click here for the full article at twcnews.com .

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