Newborn surrendered at Lancaster hospital

LOS ANGELES – Two newborns were safely surrendered this week under the County’s Safe Surrender Program, Supervisor Don Knabe announced Tuesday.

On Monday (June 9), a mother dropped off her newborn baby girl at a hospital in Lancaster. A second newborn was also safely surrendered on Monday at a hospital in Pomona.

The baby girls are in protective custody and will be placed with families approved for adoption by the Department of Children and Family Services.

“Thanks to the Safe Surrender program, these baby girls have a second chance at life and hope for bright futures,” said Knabe in a press release. “I’m thankful that these mothers decided to surrender their babies, rather than put them in a harmful situation. As word spreads about the Program, mothers in desperate situations can make the right choice for her baby, because of Safe Surrender.”

These are the third and fourth Safe Surrenders in Los Angeles County in 2012, and the 92nd and 93rd since the program began more than 10 years ago.

The program was initiated by Knabe and approved unanimously by the Board of Supervisors in 2001. It allows someone to surrender an infant that is no more than three days old, as long as the infant shows no signs of abuse.

(Information via press release from Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe.)

The video below explains the Safe Surrender Program and profiles children who were dropped off in the past as part of the program.

  8 comments for “Newborn surrendered at Lancaster hospital

  1. JB
    July 11, 2012 at 10:36 am

    They children were placed in ‘’protective custody and will be placed with families approved for adoption.’’ I have two friends who’s mom’s gave them up for adoption. Neither one them are messed up in the head. They are both grateful to their biological mothers for NOT aborting them and giving them up to a loving family that gave them a better opportunity at life. Not only that, but you do not know why the mothers did give them up. I think it was a very selfless that they both went through 9 months of pregnancy and then were mature enough to know they cannot give the child a life she would deserve. Right there should tell you how much these mothers love their daughters.

    • JB
      July 11, 2012 at 10:37 am

      Sorry, this comment was ment for SadButTrue

  2. Jliv
    July 11, 2012 at 9:28 am

    So grateful they made the right choice, as so many out there I have been waiting to adopt a baby girl for almost two years. The waiting is so hard, and I wish I could adopt this baby. But someone is going to get this beautiful blessing, and she will be given so much love!

  3. SadButTrue
    July 11, 2012 at 8:22 am

    I dont think many will agree with me for saying this but I think the women who did this would have been better off having an abortion since they obviously were not smart enough to use birth control -even though it is practically free- in the first place! Now there are going to be two more mouths to feed by a broke state of CA and a broke LA county! Two more kids to wonder why mom gave them away? who their fathers were? why didnt he stay with my bio mom? was mom raped or just a slut? what does she look like? what sort of family did she come from? why didnt her family take me? I would even say there is a 90% chance that these kids are going to be so messed up in the head they may not be able to function. A trip to Planned Parenthood before you got doinked or right after would have saved the people of California and LA a lot of money and saved two kids from growing up with the heartache of knowing they were not wanted by the people they share genes with.

    • Barbara
      July 11, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      You’re stupid.

      • SadButTrue
        July 11, 2012 at 1:41 pm

        And I could say that you are an Emotional Ninny who is bound by dogma rather than logic.

    • Letlow
      July 11, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      Did you watch the video at the bottom of the story? If you didn’t then you have no business commenting on what you don’t know.

      If you did, and you still feel the same way, then you are a pretty heartless individual.

    • DBxx
      July 11, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      How about you …. Stfu ;) Tanks*

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