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How does it work?
A parent who is unable or unwilling to care for an infant can legally and confidentially surrender their baby within three days of birth. Babies may be surrendered to any public or private hospital emergency room in California. A bracelet will be placed on the baby for identification and a matching bracelet will be given to the parent. The bracelet will help identify the child if the parent changes their mind during the cooling off period. A newborn can be safely surrendered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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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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248 Main St.
P.O. Box 156
Soledad, CA 93960
Ph: (831) 223-5000
Fx: (831) 678-3965
Email: info@cityofsoledad.com
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