Safe Havens for Abandoned Newborns
Provider: WEST COVINA FIRE DEPARTMENT - STATION 1
Designated staff attempt to place a numerically matching ID bracelet on the individual and the baby; individuals have up to 14 days to reclaim their child. Individuals who surrender a newborn in accordance with the Safe Haven Law are immune from criminal liability for child abandonment. APPLICATION PROCEDURE To surrender a newborn baby under the Safe Haven Law, walk in and ask for a designated employee who can accept the child; individuals who leave a child unattended are not immune from criminal liability for child abandonment. Designated staff encourage individuals to complete a family medical history questionnaire; however, it is not required. Within 14 days of surrender, an individual may inquire about how to reclaim the child. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE There are no fees to surrender a newborn baby under the Safe Haven Law.
819 S. Sunset Ave.
West Covina , CA 91790 (Physical)Get directions
1444 W. Garvey Ave. South, Room 205
West Covina , CA 91790 (Mailing)
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