SAFELY SURRENDER YOUR BABY

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Occasionally parents face difficult and desperate circumstances and find they are not ready or able to raise a newborn. These parents have the option under the Safely Surrendered Baby Law to legally and safely surrender their newborn baby within three days of their birth (72 hours) at various Ventura County locations without fear or arrest. Any Ventura County Fire Department fire station, Ventura County Medical Center and Santa Paula Hospital are designated as Safe Havens for surrendered babies.

The surrender process is simple and protects both the parent and the baby. When a baby is surrendered at a Safe Haven, a confidential, coded ankle bracelet will be placed on the infant. The surrendering parent will be given a medical questionnaire and a bracelet that matches the one given to the baby. The brief questionnaire is voluntary and designed to collect medical information critical to the health and survival of the baby, not its identity. The confidential bracelets allow a surrendering parent to reclaim the baby within 14 days.

It is important that any parent who wants to surrender their baby know they can do so anonymously, but the infant must be received at the Safe Haven by an actual individual on duty. Leaving a baby unattended is considered child abandonment and the Safely Surrendered Baby law will not apply, leaving the parent unprotected from the law.

The Safe Surrender process protects newborns from abandonment, giving them a second chance at life. Newborns can be safely surrendered throughout the county.

Safe surrender sites display the blue and white logo above.

DIAL 1.877.BABY.SAF (1-877-222-9723)
Questions: babysafevc@ventura.org

The toll-free telephone hotline number provides information and the locations of safe surrender sites.

Safe Haven Locations - Fire Stations & Hospitals

Fire Station 50 - Camarillo Airport
189 S. Las Posas Road
Camarillo, CA 93010

(805) 371-1111 x.50

Fire Station 52 - Mission Oaks
5353 Santa Rosa Road
Camarillo, CA 93010

(805) 371-1111 x.52

Fire Station 54 - Camarillo
2160 Pickwick Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010

(805) 371-1111 x.54

Fire Station 55 - Las Posas
403 Valley Vista Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010

(805) 371-1111 x.55

Fire Station 27 - Fillmore
613 Old Telegraph Road
Fillmore, CA 93015

(805) 371-1111 x.27

Fire Station 56 - Malibu
11855 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265

(805) 371-1111 x.56

Fire Station 40 – Mountain Meadows
4185 Cedar Springs Street
Moorpark, CA 93021

(805) 371-1111 x.40

Fire Station 42 – Moorpark
295 E. High Street
Moorpark, CA 93021

(805) 371-1111 x.42

Fire Station 32 - Potrero
830 Reino Road
Newbury Park, CA 91320

(805) 371-1111 x.32

Fire Station 35 - Newbury Park
751 Mitchell Road
Newbury Park, CA 91320

(805) 371-1111 x.35

Fire Station 36 - Oak Park
855 North Deerhill Road
Oak Park, CA 91377

(805) 371-1111 x.36

Fire Station 23 - Oak View
15 Kunkle Street
Oak View, CA 93022

(805) 371-1111 x.23

Fire Station 21 – Ojai
1201 East Ojai Avenue
Ojai, CA 93023

(805) 371-1111 x.21

Fire Station 22 – Meiners Oaks
466 South La Luna Avenue
Ojai, CA 93023

(805) 371-1111 x.22

Fire Station 51 - El Rio
3302 Turnout Park Cr
Oxnard, CA 93030

(805) 371-1111 x.51

Fire Station 28 - Piru
513 North Church Street
Piru, CA 93040

(805) 371-1111 x.28

Fire Station 53 - Port Huneme
304 N. Second Street
Port Hueneme, CA 93041

(805) 371-1111 x.53

Santa Paula Hospital
825 N. 10th Street
Santa Paula, CA 93061

(805) 371-1111 x.20

Fire Station 20 - Summit
12727 Santa Paula-Ojai Road
Santa Paula, CA 93060

(805) 371-1111 x.20

Fire Station 26 - West Santa Paula
536 W. Main Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060

(805) 371-1111 x.26

Fire Station 29 - Santa Paula
114 S. 10th Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060

(805) 371-1111 x.29

Fire Station 41 – Simi Valley
1910 Church Street
Simi Valley, CA 93065

(805) 371-1111 x.41

Fire Station 43 – Yosemite
5874 E. Los Angeles Ave.
Simi Valley, CA 93063

(805) 371-1111 x.43

Fire Station 44 – Wood Ranch
1050 Country Club Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93065

(805) 371-1111 x.44

Fire Station 45 – West Simi
790 Pacific Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93065

(805) 371-1111 x.45

Fire Station 46 – Tapo
3265 Tapo Street
Simi Valley, CA 93063

(805) 371-1111 x.46

Fire Station 47 – Big Sky
2901 Erringer Road
Simi Valley, CA 93065

(805) 371-1111 x.47

Fire Station 57 - Somis
3356 Somis Road
Somis, CA 93066

(805) 371-1111 x.57

Fire Station 30 - Civic Center
325 West Hillcrest Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

(805) 371-1111 x.30

Fire Station 31 - Westlake
151 Duesenberg Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

(805) 371-1111 x.31

Fire Station 33 - Lake Sherwood
33 Lake Sherwood Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

(805) 371-1111 x.33

Fire Station 37 - North Ranch
2010 Upper Ranch Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

(805) 371-1111 x.37

Ventura County Medical Center
300 Hillmont Avenue
Ventura, CA 93003

Fire Station 25 – Rincon
5674 West Pacific Coast Highway
Ventura, CA 93001

(805) 371-1111 x.25

THERE IS AN OPTION. DON'T ABANDON YOUR BABY.