Safely Surrendered Baby

The Safely Surrendered Baby Law allows a parent or other person who has lawful custody of a baby to surrender that baby, up to 72 hours old, at a safe surrender site without criminal prosecution for abandonment, provided that there is no suspicion of abuse or neglect.
Newborns may be surrendered to any public or private hospital room, or to certain fire station designated by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors or the local fire agency. 
The law also allows for a 14 day period during which the person who surrendered the baby can reclaim the baby by calling the Nevada County Child Protective Services Hotline at 530-273-4291 or toll free at 888-456-9380. The 14 day period begins on the day that the baby is surrendered.

Safely Surrendered Baby Facts

Safe Surrender Sites


Hospitals


Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
Emergency Room
155 Glasson Way
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Phone: 530-274-6000

Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee
Emergency Room
10121 Pine Avenue
Truckee, CA 96161
Phone: 530-587-6011


Fire Departments


Grass Valley Fire Department #1
472 Brighton Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Phone: 530-274-4370
 
Nevada City Fire Department #54
201 Providence Mine Road
Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone: 530-265-2351
 
Nevada County Consolidated Fire Station #84
10135 Coyote Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone: 530-273-3158

Nevada County Consolidated Fire Station #86
12337 Banner Lava Cap
Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone: 530-273-3158
 
Nevada County Consolidated Fire Station #88
14400 Golden Star
Grass Valley, CA 95949 
Phone: 530-273-3158

Nevada County Consolidated Fire Station #89
11833 Tammy Way
Grass Valley, CA 95949
Phone: 530-273-3158
 


Eastern Nevada County Safe Surrender Sites


Truckee Fire Protection District Station #92
11473 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA 96161
Phone: 530-582-7850
 
Truckee Fire Protection District Station #95
10900 Manchester Drive
Truckee, CA 96161
Phone: 530-582-7850
 
Truckee Fire Protection District Station Number #96
10277 Truckee Airport Drive
Truckee, CA 96161
Phone: 530-582-7850

Truckee Fire Protection Distrioic Station Number #97
53823 Sherrit Lane
Soda Springs, CA 95728
Phone: 530-582-7850