Newborn Baby Left at San Gabriel Valley Hospital

This week's infant was the 119th to be surrendered in Los Angeles County since the "Safe Surrender" program began 13 years ago. The program allows new moms to surrender infants within 72 hours of birth, no questions asked.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

A newborn girl was surrendered at a hospital in Pomona, the sixth infant turned over under the Safe Surrender law in Los Angeles County this year, county Supervisor Don Knabe announced Thursday.

The girl was surrendered Monday and placed in protective custody, Knabe said. She was the second infant received under the Safe Surrender law this month. A baby girl was surrendered June 2 at a Tarzana hospital.

"In the last few weeks, two mothers have made the difficult, but brave, choice to safely surrender their babies," Knabe said. "Now these two baby girls have the chance to grow up and be part of a loving family."

This week's infant was the 119th to be surrendered in Los Angeles County since the program began 13 years ago.

The law allows someone to surrender an infant that is no more than three days old, provided there are no signs of abuse.

—City News Service
Trisha Bowler June 20, 2014 at 11:57 AM
YES! I also say kudos to those mothers who did NOT kill their babies thru abortion or post birth but turned them in so they will have a good life with a family who really wants a child. I think that is a very brave move to go through with the birth then give their babies up. Thank you Don Knabe for this wonderful program!
Mikey's Mom June 20, 2014 at 12:07 PM
Thumbs up!
daleford June 22, 2014 at 11:34 AM
Kudos????? Are you guys serious??? Wouldn't they have been more brave to use protection or just refrain from sex? Are you kidding me that kudos should be given when a child is left to the state? You guys are crazy!!!! Will it really have a better life and loving family??? It is my opinion that abortion is even better than a child being left to the tax payers!! God gave us birth control and abortion, use them!!!!
Trisha Bowler June 22, 2014 at 11:54 AM
YES KUDOS!!! Mistakes happen and by that I mean girls and women get pregnant all the time. Instead of flushing this precious life down a sink she chose to carry it to term then give it up to someone who will adopt her and give her a good life. Someon I know and his wife have been trying for years to have a child and have had no success. I asked him why didn't they adopt and his response was "too expensive". This part has to change. Taxpayers are not paying for this baby, the adoptive parents are. Daleford you have a very selfish attitude.
daleford June 22, 2014 at 01:02 PM
And Trisha, until adoptive parents are found who pays for it??? And seriously, if you can't afford a "too expensive" adoption, how can you afford a child? You anti abortion people just love to throw more and more kids into the so called "adoption pool". So many kids already out there that need loving parents, that safe surrender over abortion is a joke. Unless your a good christian conservative republican living in days past. Abortion is a good option for those so called " mistakes " you women have.. Which the only mistakes were lack of responsibility in having sex without protection. I am glad there is abortion, and more women should use it. And the day we shut down abortions, is the day women will go back to the coat hanger and trips to mexico where they will keep the vacuums running for us. See Trish, it all narrows down to this, you have your choices and I have mine. And I will gladly fight for a woman's choice to abort is she so desires.


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