In California, Assembly Bill 2817 requires as additional course criteria in public elementary, junior high, and senior high school classes that teach about teen pregnancy, sex education, and health, to advise the pupils of the ‘Safe Surrender for Newborns’ law. In developing and providing this advice, school districts and public schools may adopt and use for this purpose appropriate information and materials developed by nonprofit organizations with experience in child abandonment.


Healthcare Professionals

  • Public or Private Hospital Responsibility
  • Mother’s Letter (English)
  • Mother’s Letter (Spanish)
  • Newborn Family Medical History Questionnaire (English)
  • Newborn Family Medical History Questionnaire (Spanish)

California Residents

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