A newborn girl has become the 10th baby handed over in 2007 under the Safe Surrender Program, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe announced today.
The Hispanic female baby was safely surrendered Thursday, April 26 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. Thursday’s surrender is the 10th Safe Surrender in Los Angeles County in 2007 and the 57th since the program began in 2001.
The Safe Surrender Program in Los Angeles County was initiated by Supervisor Knabe and approved unanimously by the Board of Supervisors in June of 2002. It allows a mother or someone designated by the mother to surrender an infant that is no more than three days old, as long as the infant is healthy and shows no signs of abuse.
As is standard practice, the newborn girl will be immediately placed in protective custody by the Department of Children and Family Services and placed with a foster adoptive family.