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What Happens Next?

Medical Assistance

The hospital wants to ensure the health and safety of you and your newborn. They will take care of any medical needs your baby may have. You do not need to provide any identifying information.

Parent Information Packet

The Parent Information Packet has information and forms to help you find care for yourself and to learn your choices.

You will be asked to provide some health information. This information is confidential and will only be used for the future healthcare of your baby.

If you do not feel comfortable completing the forms at the hospital, you are encouraged to mail them in at a later time. None of this information is used to identify or find you.

Child Protective Services

Your baby will be at the hospital for at least one day. Child Protective Services will be contacted and your baby will be placed in foster care. Most often the baby will be placed with foster parents who want to adopt a child. You can learn more about this process in the Parent Information Packet.

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