Arcadia Hospital Receives Safely Surrendered Newborn

Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe is happy to announce that a baby boy was safely surrendered in the City of Arcadia. The newborn Hispanic male was surrendered at Methodist Hospital in Arcadia and is reported to be in good health.

The newborn boy was surrendered yesterday. As is standard practice, the baby boy 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 fifth Safe Surrender in Los Angeles County in 2007, and the 52nd 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.