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What is the Safely Surrendered Baby Law?
The Safely Surrendered Baby Law allows a parent or person with lawful custody to surrender a baby confidentially, without fear of arrest or prosecution for child abandonment. This law allows for at least a 14-day cooling off period, which begins the day the child is voluntarily surrendered. During this period, the person who surrendered the child can return to the hospital to reclaim the child.

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1. Where are Safe Haven sites in Soledad?
2. What is the Safely Surrendered Baby Law?
3. How does it work?
4. Can only a parent bring in the baby?
5. Does the parent have to call before bringing in the baby?
6. What information needs must be given to the individuals accepting the infant?
7. What happens to the baby?
8. What happens to the parent?
9. What happens if a parent wants the baby back?
10. Why is California doing this?

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