KCMO, KCK mayors raise awareness of Safe Haven laws

Mayors Sly James and Mark Holland proclaimed Thursday as the first Safe Haven for Newborns Day throughout the metro.

Safe Haven laws have been on the books since 2010, but both mayors said they want to make sure people know the laws exist.

The laws allow parents who feel unable to care for a newborn baby to leave the child at a Safe Haven site in the first 45 days of a child’s life.

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