Two newborn infants have been surrendered by “courageous mothers” at hospitals in the San Fernando Valley as part of Los Angeles County’s Safe Surrender program.
“Every baby safely surrendered is a life saved,” Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn said. “Thanks to these two courageous mothers, a baby boy and a baby girl will grow up in safe and loving homes.”
Since the county’s Safe Surrender program began in 2001, 153 babies have been safely surrendered.
The babies were surrendered Tuesday, according to the office of Hahn.
A boy was surrendered in Tarzana and a girl in Northridge, Hahn’s office announced.
The program allows parents or guardians to leave babies that are three days old or younger with employees of any hospital or fire station with no questions asked as long as the infants show no signs of abuse.
More information is available at http://babysafela.org.
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