Supervisor Hahn Celebrates Safe Surrender of Infant in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA- Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn announced that a baby girl was safely surrendered at a Los Angeles fire station over the summer. The Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (ICAN) just learned of the surrender although the surrender took place July 20, 2017.

“Every baby safely surrendered is a life saved,” said Supervisor Hahn. “The Safe Surrender Program works and because of it this child will grow up in a loving family.”

With this surrender now confirmed, there have been eight surrenders thus far in 2017 and the 158 surrenders since the Safe Surrender program began in 2001.

Parents or guardians may legally and safely leave a baby three days old or younger with an employee at any Los Angeles County hospital or fire station, no questions asked. They will not face arrest or prosecution for child abandonment.

For more information visit http://babysafela.org/