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Safe Surrender Law

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Safe Surrender ad wins Emmy for Department of Health and Social Services! Won in community/public service category in Northwest Chapter awards, the recipient of the Award is Clay Butcher, Department Communications Manager. His wife is Laura Oates Gutierrez, whose mom is from Laredo, Texas.

Click here to watch the Safe Surrender ad video!

In Alaska, the Safe Surrender law allows you to give up your baby within 21 days of birth, bring your baby to a fire station, police station, medical facility or leave it with a person you can trust.

How the Safe Surrender of Infants Act affects you?


For more information follow the link below:



“The Texas Safe Haven Law”

Each state has a law in place to allow an unharmed infant to be relinquished to the proper authorities, no questions asked. The National Safe Haven Alliance works with states to promote these laws and increase public awareness that options exist. Together, the Alliance and states work in conjunction to save the lives of innocent infants and to protect the lives of their mothers.

Please click here for more details about this law.



For additional information contact us at:

Texas A&M International University
Office of Global Initiatives
Binational Center
International Language Institute

5201 University Boulevard
Pellegrino Hall 301
Laredo, Texas 78041-1900
Tel: 956-326-2834
Fax: 956-326-2836
Email: binationalcenter@tamiu.edu

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
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