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Michigan ’ s Safe Delivery of Newborns Law. Resources, Education & Training, Public Awareness September 2012 May. History & Legislation. Increase in newborn abandonment in 2000 Michigan lawmakers enact Safe Delivery of Newborns law effective 1/1/2001 The law was amended 12/2006

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michigan s safe delivery of newborns law
Michigan’sSafe Delivery of Newborns Law

Resources, Education & Training, Public Awareness

September 2012

  • May
history legislation
History & Legislation
  • Increase in newborn abandonment in 2000
  • Michigan lawmakers enact Safe Delivery of Newborns law effective 1/1/2001
  • The law was amended 12/2006
  • Legal protections to surrender a newborn safely and anonymously
  • Safe, Legal and Anonymous
  • Focuses on safe choices and protection of newborn
safe delivery of newborns law
Safe Delivery of Newborns Law*
  • Parents can anonymously surrender a newborn within 72 hours of birth to an ESP
  • ESP is an employee/contractor of a hospital, fire department or police station and EMS when responding to a 9-1-1 emergency call
  • Newborn examined by physician
  • Unharmed newborn transferred to child placing agency
  • Parents may change their mind within 28 days of surrender
  • *Public Acts 488 of 2006 and 232, 233, 234 & 235 of 2000
who abandons a newborn
Who Abandons A Newborn?
  • No “typical” profile.
  • Infant abandonment crosses all socioeconomic groups, ages, races, ethnicity & educational levels.
why parents abandon their newborn
Why Parents Abandon Their Newborn
  • Isolation and denial
  • No alternatives
  • Immature
  • Lack adequate housing or money
  • Panic
  • Not prepared to parent
surrendering parent rights
Surrendering Parent Rights
  • Informed that the newborn will be placed for adoption
  • There are 28 days to petition for return
  • May be anonymous but encouraged to provide family/medical information
  • Information shared will not be made public.
  • No criminal investigation initiated
esp responsibilities
ESP Responsibilities

MAKE A REASONABLE ATTEMPT TO:

  • Provide Safe Delivery written information
  • Encourage completion of family/medical background
  • Inform of counseling/medical services
  • Encourage parent to share identity
  • Identify the non-surrendering parent
  • Inform parent shared information will not be made public
  • Inform that the child placing agency will provide services
  • Inform parent they may sign a release
child placing agency responsibilities
Child Placing Agency Responsibilities
  • Meet with the parent, if known
  • Place newborn with approved adoptive family
  • Contact law enforcement
  • File a placement petition in court
  • Attempt to identify, locate & provide notice of the surrender to the non-surrendering parent
  • Petition for termination of parent rights
what happens to the newborn
What Happens to the Newborn?
  • Signs of abuse/neglect?
  • Unharmed newborn placed with prospective adoptive family.
  • After 28 days child placing agency petitions for termination of parental rights or,
  • Parent petitions for return.
safe delivery effectiveness
Safe Delivery Effectiveness
  • 126 Newborns Surrendered In 29 Counties*
  • Surrendered At The Following Locations:
    • Hospitals: 121**
    • Fire Departments: 4
    • Police Station: 1
    • 9-1-1 Call: 0

* As of August 31, 2012

**Majority delivered at hospital

program evaluation survey results
Program Evaluation & Survey Results
  • Evaluation of public/professional awareness.
  • MSU’s State of the State Survey
education training for emergency service providers
Education & Training for Emergency Service Providers

Development & distribution of:

  • Response & Resource Handbook
  • Portable Packet
  • Signage
  • Public Serves Announcements
  • Web based training
education training for child placing agencies
Education & Training for Child Placing Agencies

Development & distribution of:

  • Adoption Agency Handbook
  • Training Seminars
  • Train the Trainers
educator
Educator
  • Broad definition of “Educator”
    • Counselors and Social Workers
    • Nurses and Health Clinic Staff
    • Educator and Schools Administrators
    • College Staff such as Counseling Center, Health Clinic or Residence Hall Staff
  • Format
    • Individual Meetings & Group Presentations
    • Situation Cards
public professional awareness
Public/Professional Awareness
  • Hotline/Web site
  • Safe Delivery logo for branding
  • Safe Delivery of Newborns Day Proclamation
  • Media events
  • Conference workshops and/or displays
  • ESP signage
  • ESP Tri-fold brochure
  • Posters, wallet cards & postcards
future plans
Future plans:
  • Distribution of Handbooks, Signage & Educator Toolkit
  • Develop, Produce & Distribute Community Outreach Advocacy Toolkit
  • Revise Adoption Proceedings Benchbook
  • Ongoing Public Awareness Campaign
  • Trainings and Seminars
  • Broadening the base of those spreading the word and educating others about Safe Delivery
safe delivery information
Safe Delivery Information
  • Toll Free Number: 1-866-733-7733 for Public and Professionals
  • Web site: www.michigan.gov/safedelivery
  • Order Safe Delivery Resource materials: Forms on web site
  • Order DHS Publications & Forms: 517-373-7837
  • Consultant Email: MichSafeDelivery@gmail.com