If You’re Pregnant and Considering Surrendering
Your Child Under Michigan’s Safe Delivery Law:
It’s Safe, Legal, and Confidential.
It’s Your Choice.
Michigan’s Safe Delivery Hotline: 1-866-733-7733
7 Steps for Social Workers/Adoption Professionals
to a successful Safe Delivery Surrender:
In Order to be Surrendered, the Baby:
must be less than 72 hours old,
must show no signs of abuse or neglect, and
can only be surrendered by a biological parent
Documentation the Hospital Social Worker Needs to Provide to the Adoption Agency:
- Medical Records or report on the child.
- Birth Verification showing how the child’s name will be registered with Vital Records.
- Voluntary Release for Adoption of a Surrendered Newborn by Parent.
- Voluntary Medical Background Form for a Surrendered Newborn.