Safe Surrender

These signs are at all the fire stations in Monrovia and all of Los Angeles County.
This means that you can go to a safe surrender site and give up a baby within the first 72 hours of birth, as long as the baby has not been abused or neglected, and there will be no arrest, judgement, names or questions asked.

A chance to put the baby first.  Read about the law here.


Laurie Allee said…
What a poignant sign. Wow. I knew about the law but I'd never seen a sign before.
Anonymous said…
Baby Safe Haven laws have seen the safe surrender of well over 1,000 newborns, have been passed in all 50 states, and in New England have lead to over 20 months without a newborn abandonment.

In New England we are looking to amend to 6 model laws, copying Vermont’s Baby Safe Haven law.

The work of a group of teen, to early 20’s, young people have lead our home state of Massachusetts, and New England, to a 20 month record without an abandonment. It is also the model program for public awareness and education of young people.

Just take a look at what they’ve done here, and put your editorial push behind their awesome work helping their peers. Remember, it’s not the work of legislators, and think tanks that will help save lives, and keep young women from making life altering decisions, it’s the work of these great young women and men that will save two lives. Those are the lives of the Mom and baby.

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