Baby Boy Surrendered at Glendora Hospital

The newborn is the fifth infant to be surrendered this year.

A newborn baby was safely surrendered at a hospital in Glendora Monday, according to the Los Angeles County Safe Surrender Program.

The baby boy is in protective custody and will be placed with a family for adoption by the Department of Children and Family Services.

The hospital’s exact location in Glendora was not immediately disclosed.

The program allows anyone to surrender an infant no more than three days old - no questions asked - as long as the infant shows no signs of abuse.

According to a press release, Monday’s surrender is the fifth Safe Surrender in Los Angeles County in 2012. There have been 94 safe surrenders since the program was initiated by County Supervisor Don Knabe and approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 2001.

L August 08, 2012 at 01:06 AM
That is something that takes a huge amount of courage. God Bless the mother that knew that baby deserved a good life with someone who is able to take care of it and will love it just like their own.
gemini August 08, 2012 at 03:07 AM
This story gave me chills. I couldn't agree with the previous comment anymore. God bless this woman and her baby!
Annie B. August 08, 2012 at 06:51 AM
Amazing story. A selfless act by this young woman. You should be so proud of yourself that you put your child first. BRAVO!!!
Debbie Hughes August 08, 2012 at 07:27 AM
What a selfless act. That baby is sure to bring Joy to a family. Will Pray for Gods Will for that precious child and that a wonderful home is found with loving parents. Birth mom, you did good that was a true act of Love and concern for your baby. God Bless you.
Colleen Crawford August 08, 2012 at 01:10 PM
In 3 generations of our family we have 7 adopted children. It is unselfish and courageous acts such as this mother's that have created our families. We think of you with gratitude and send you love and prayers everyday.


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