Posted by Debra Worley - email
NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) - North Carolina babies are killed or left to die every year by a parent in crisis who may feel they have no other choice, but there's a law that could help.
North Carolina's Safe Surrender law allows parents to surrender a baby up to 7-days-old to a responsible adult. A baby may be given to a health care provider, law enforcement, or any social service workers.
Statistics show the risk of homicide on a baby's first day is ten times greater than any other time of life.
This law offers a way to surrender unwanted newborns safely and anonymously.
To learn more about the Safe Surrender law, click here.