this year became the last state in the nation to pass a so-called “safe haven” law designed to protect unwanted infants by allowing parents to legally surrender them at a hospital. "Nebraska
But the law, which took effect July 18, is unlike any other. It allows parents to give up a minor of any age — possibly an unruly teenager — instead of just infants.
Passed in February by the state's nonpartisan Legislature, the law specifies that no person can be prosecuted for leaving any child in the custody of any on-duty hospital employee. While other states set a much lower age limit for children to be left under safe haven laws — the oldest is a year in North Dakota —
law defines a “child” as anyone up to 19 years old. " Nebraska