Overview of Michigan law, statistics, legislation, and news stories related to Safe Haven Baby Boxes in the state.
- No law has been enacted to authorize installation of baby boxes in Michigan.
- Bill was passed in 2018 but was vetoed by Governor Rick Snyder
- Veto letter
2022 (all filed late in 2021 session)
- SB0708. Authorizes use of “newborn safety devices” in Safe Haven surrenders. Pending
- SB0709. Extends state laws regarding deaths to include death of an infant born alive and surrended under “safety device law.” Deceased infant shall be listed as “Baby Doe” and no information that would directly ID infant or parents will be reported. Pending.
- SB0710. Modifies definition of newborn and allows surrender by baby box. Pending
- SB0711.Authorizes use of baby box to be used in Safe Haven surrenders; extends age of legal surrender from 72 hours to 10 days. Pending
News & Commentary
- Do Michigan Adoptacrats make big bucks off of Safe Haven babies? Daily Bastardette, June 10, 2022
- 20 Years of safe delivery for Michigan newborns, Spartan Newsroom, November 9, 2021
- Annual Lenawee County rally focuses on ‘baby box’ project goal, Adrian Daily Telegram, January 16, 2018
- Do we need baby boxes? Michigan Radio/NPR, May 4, 2018
- Michigan Senate approves “baby box” plan for surrendered newborns, Detroit News, December 18, 2018
- “Baby Boxes” may soon save lives in Michigan, National Catholic Register, December 24, 2015
- Snyder vetoes “baby box” other bills, mlive. com, December 28, 2018
Update: June 13, 2022