Safely Surrendered Baby Law
There is an option. Don't abandon your baby.
Don't abandon your newborn. Instead, take your baby to any hospital emergency room, county health center, Kaiser medical office or fire station in Contra Costa County. (see locations)
Every child deserves a chance for a healthy life. For three days after you give birth, you can bring your baby to any of the sites listed above. As long as the baby has not been neglected or abused, no names will be necessary and the parents will not be prosecuted. Babies will get medical care and be placed in foster care.
- California Department of Social Services - Safely Surrendered Baby Law
- Resources for Site Personnel on Accepting Surrendered Baby