Infant Safe Surrender

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All Placentia Fire Stations participate in the Safe Surrender Program. 

This program allows a birth parent or person with “lawful custody” the ability to voluntarily and anonymously surrender a baby within 72-hours of birth to an on-duty person at a hospital or on-duty personnel at a designated safe surrender site without being prosecuted for failure to provide and/or abandonment. No Questions asked. Read more about this California Law.

 If you think this is the right choice for you, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Go to a Safe Surrender site and give the baby to an employee within 72 hours of the baby’s birth.
  2. Fill out a voluntary and anonymous medical history form (or take one home and mail it back later) to help provide medical care for the baby.
  3. Obtain an I.D. bracelet that matches one that will be fastened to the baby’s ankle. The bracelet will help you get the baby back if you change your mind (you have 14 days from the day of surrender).


For more information, please call the hotline (1-877-222-9723) or visit the website at