Photo by: North Dakota Department of Health
Photo by: North Dakota Department of Health

(Fargo, ND)  -- Fargo law enforcement is now trained to take in abandoned babies.  

North Dakota's Baby Safe Haven Program allows a parent who feels they can't care for their infant to surrender the baby without facing prosecution. The law was passed in 2000 and was expanded on in 2019.

State law requires abandoned babies to be under one year old and unharmed and they must be dropped off with an on-duty staff member at a safe haven location.