At 6 a.m. Monday morning, a woman rang the doorbell to Fire Station 123 and dropped off a 2-hour-old baby….
The woman is protected from legal scrutiny under the Safely Surrendered Baby Law which was implemented in California in 2001. This law was created to prevent the all-too-common practice of mothers leaving newborn, unwanted babies in dumpsters.
According to Los Angeles County Fire Spokesman Mike McCormick, a baby was left in a dumpster just last week in Sylmar. Because of the woman’s unselfish actions, a baby’s life was spared.
As McCormick said in an interview with Stephanie Weiss and Cary Quashen on KHTS’s Families In Action, this was the fourth such “dropoff” since the law has been in effect, but the first in the Santa Clarita Valley.
More on this story can be found in The Signal.