Safely Surrender Baby Law: A parent or person with lawful custody can safely surrender a baby confidentially and without fear of prosecution within 72 hours of birth.
At the time of surrender, the baby and the parent or lawful guardian receive corresponding bracelets for identification purposes. A parent or person with lawful custody has up to 14 days from the time of surrender to reclaim their baby. The baby will be placed in a foster or pre-adoptive home.
Agency: CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
Languages Available: English
Payment Description: No fee
Intake and Eligibility: Infant must be surrendered within 72 hours of birth.