Contact: Tony Bell, Communications Deputy
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich's Office:
(213) 974-5555 Cell: (213) 215-5176
SAN GABRIEL VALLEY – Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced that a newborn child was surrendered at a Glendora hospital – the second Safe Surrender in Los Angeles County in 2009.
The female infant was safely surrendered on April 13, 2009 and will be placed in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services.
“This is another example of how this vital County program saved a life that may have been abandoned,” said Supervisor Antonovich.
To reduce the incidence of abandoned babies in Los Angeles County, the Safe Surrender Program encourages the surrender of newborn babies to designated sites throughout the County. The program was initiated by Supervisor Knabe and approved unanimously by the Board of Supervisors in 2001.
To search for the designated Los Angeles County Safe Surrender sites, call 877-BABY SAFE (877-222-9723) or visit babysafela.org.
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