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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)


For immediate help call the Contra Costa Crisis Center: 800-833-2900


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.