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 Welfare 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