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Safe Delivery Public Service Announcement (PSA) Video ScriptPiano music playing in the background.
(Her) I got pregnant.
Go to an on-duty employee in any fire or police station or hospital, or call 9-1-1.
(Other Female) Safe for your baby.
More piano music playing in the background.
(Leading audio of baby crying.)
Within 3 days of the baby's birth, a parent can leave the unharmed newborn with an on-duty emergency service provider - that is, an employee who is inside a fire station, a police station, or a hospital; or to a 9-1-1 responder.
It's anonymous. No one else needs to know.
The parent can leave without giving a name. He or she doesn't have to answer any questions, but may choose to give basic health information to help the baby.
Surrendering a newborn is safe for both the mother and the baby.
The mother can ask for confidential medical and counseling services.
The infant will be examined by a doctor and given urgent medical care, if necessary.
Then the baby will IMMEDIATELY be placed with an approved prospective adoptive family.
Birth parents have 28 days to change their minds and petition the court to regain custody of the infant. After that, however, their parental rights will end and the baby will be eligible for adoption.
(Leading audio of family interacting w/baby.)
The plan is to make sure the baby has a loving family where he or she can grow up healthy and happy.
(Her) We feel we did the right thing.
(Him) Right for us, right for the baby.
(Other Female) It's safe.
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