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Safely Surrendered Baby Program

California’s Safely Surrendered Baby Law provides a safe place for a newborn if a parent feels he or she cannot handle the responsibility by allowing them to give up an infant, within 3 days of birth, to a worker at any hospital or designated fire station.

A safe place for your newborn baby.


No one ever has to abandon a baby again. There is an option. 

Services & Programs

PCAC uses the Strengthening Families approach by building Five Protective Factors in families:

  • Nurturing & Attachment
    Developing a bond of strong, warm feelings with my child
  • Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
    Understanding how children grow and develop and applying effective, nonviolent discipline techniques appropriate to my child’s age and level of development.  
  • Parental Resilience
    Gaining an awareness of my own challenges in parenting and learning ways to handle everyday stressors and recover from an occasional crisis.
  • Social Connections
    Feeling encouraged and supported in facing the daily challenges of raising a family.
  • Concrete Supports
    Learning about community resources such as child care, health care, education, counseling, housing, or food that help me ensure the health and well-being of my child. Being a parent is one of the most difficult jobs there is, but raising healthy, well-functioning children is one of the greatest contributions a parent can make to society. Parenting is a learned process which results from a combination of having a positive role model for parenting, strong support in the learning process, and access to accurate, helpful information.

Strengthening Calaveras Families

First 5 Calaveras, Prevent Child Abuse Calaveras, and programs funded under the Behavioral Health Services: Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63) work together in "Strengthening Calaveras Families."

Connecting families with community supports to increase the health and well-being of children in Calaveras.

Amador-Calaveras Perinatal Wellness Coalition

Perinatal Wellness Coalition Link

Visit the website by clicking the photo above.