Harbor:Baby Safe Surrender Program

California has a Safely Surrendered Baby Law, which gives parents or guardians the choice to legally and safely surrender their baby at any hospital or fire station in Los Angeles County, no questions asked. The parent or guardian may surrender the baby without fear of arrest or prosecution for child abandonment. Since the program was launched in LA County, over 180 newborns have been safely surrendered.

Find more information about the LA County Baby Safe Surrender Program Here


If a parent/guardian surrenders an infant (less than 72 hours old) to Harbor UCLA, follow the below procedure:

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