GLENDORA — A baby boy was left at a Glendora hospital on Monday.
According to Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe’s office, this was the fifth time this year that a newborn was safely surrendered.
The baby is in protective custody and will be placed with a family approved for adoption by the Department of Children and Family Services.
“It is important that we continue to get word out about the Safe Surrender program so that mothers in desperate situations know there is a better option for their newborn than abandonment,” Knabe said in a statement.
“Thanks to the Safe Surrender program, this baby boy has a second chance at life and hope for a bright future.”
Details about which hospital or who turned over the child weren’t available.
Under state law, parents or guardians can bring infants within three days of birth to any designated hospital staff or fire station in Los Angeles County. They will not be arrested or prosecuted for abandoning the child provided the baby hasn’t been abused or neglected.
– Ruby Gonzales