Newborn Girl Safely Surrendered At County Fire Station 41 In Unincorporated Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe is pleased to announce the County’s Safe Surrender Program celebrated success again yesterday with the report of another safely surrendered newborn. This most recent safe surrender occurred at County Fire Station #41 in unincorporated Los Angeles.

The newborn female was surrendered at 4:58 p.m. on Thursday, May 27 at Fire Station #41, and is reported to be in good health. As is standard practice, the baby girl is in protective custody and will be placed with a family approved for adoption by the Department of Children and Family Services.

This case could have ended in tragedy, but because of the Safe Surrender program, this baby girl has a long life ahead of her, said Supervisor Knabe. I am happy this mother made the right choice for her baby.

This is the second Safe Surrender in Los Angeles County in 2010, and the 78th since the program began nine 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.