Are you having serious doubts about being able to care for your baby?
Desperate? Afraid? Hopeless?
If you feel you are incapable of caring for your baby, there are “safe havens” throughout South Dakota where you can leave your baby and rest assured that your baby will be protected and cared for by professionals.
You can take your baby to someone at a hospital or medical facility, to a policeman or highway patrolman, to a fire station or to an emergency medical technician (EMT), to a nursing home, or to an adoption agency. There will be no questions. You don’t even have to leave your name.
The Baby Moses Bill was passed to prevent newborns from being abandoned or neglected. South Dakota law states that if a baby with no signs of abuse or neglect is given to someone at a safe place, no criminal charges will be filed.
Do what is right for you and your baby. No questions asked. No criminal charges.
South Dakota Department of Social Services: www.dss.sd.gov
Maternity Homes: http://www.harborhouse.org/links/maternityhomes.htm
Pregnancy Assistance Centers Updated 12-08-2012
Alpha Center Sioux Falls – (605) 361-3500
Bethany Christian Services Sioux Falls – (605) 336-6999 Rapid City – (605) 343-7196
BirthRight Brookings – (605) 692-2693 Pierre – (605) 224-6828 Rapid City – (605) 343-1732
CareNet Pregnancy Resource Center http://www.carenetprc.com Rapid City – (605) 341-4477
Bella Pregnancy Center http://www.bellapregnancy.com 605-642-4140
Catholic Family Services Aberdeen – (605) 226-1304 Pierre – (605) 224-6400 Sioux Falls – (605) 988-3775
Madison, Mitchell, Watertown, Sioux Falls, Yankton, Gettysburg, Highmore, Mobridge – 800-700-7867
Britton, Milbank, Redfield, Webster – 888-471-4673
Catholic Social Services Rapid City – 800-727-2401, (605) 348-6086
Lutheran Social Services Aberdeen – (605) 229-1500 Sioux Falls – 888-201-5061 or (605) 221-2346
Watertown – (605) 882-2740 Rapid City – 800-260-1439 or (605) 348-0477
New Haven Counseling Sioux Falls – (605) 274-1556