Newborn Rescued Through "Safe Surrender" Program - FOX 13 News

Newborn Rescued Through "Safe Surrender" Program

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(FOX 11/CNS) - A newborn boy was turned over to authorities on Saturday at a fire station in Los Angeles, the third such "safe surrender" in the county this year, authorities said today.

The newborn was placed in protective custody, and will be placed for adoption by the county's Department of Children and Family Services, as is standard practice, said county Supervisor Don Knabe.

"Thanks to the Safe Surrender program, this baby boy has a second chance at life," Knabe said. "What could have been a tragic situation is instead a decision that allows this child the chance to be part of a loving family."

The case is the 116th "safe surrender" in the county since the program began in 2001. The program, initiated by Knabe, allows someone to surrender an infant that is no more than three days old, as long as the baby shows no signs of abuse.

To learn more about program, visit the website www.babysafela.org .

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