West Covina Fire Station Receives Safely Surrendered Newborn

Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe is happy to announce that a baby boy was safely surrendered on Saturday, April 21, in the City of West Covina. The newborn male was surrendered at West Covina’s Fire Station 1 and was transferred to Queen of the Valley Hospital.

As is standard practice, the baby is in protective custody and will be placed with a family approved for adoption by the Department of Children and Family Services.

It is always a great day when we get word of a successful surrender, said Supervisor Knabe. This little boy has a healthy life ahead of him and he is truly a testament to the success of this program.

This is the ninth Safe Surrender in Los Angeles County in 2007, and the 56th since the program began six years ago. The program was initiated by Supervisor Knabe and approved unanimously by the Board of Supervisors in 2001. It allows someone to surrender an infant that is no more than three days old, as long as the infant shows no signs of abuse.