A mother who said she could not care for her newborn son surrendered him at the emergency room at a Glendale hospital Friday evening. The boy was the third child given up this year in Los Angeles County under the state’s “safe surrender” program.
The baby is expected to be placed in a foster home of a family chosen from a list of people approved by the Department of Children and Family Services’ adoption division, according to Cathy Walsh, the safe surrender specialist for the Los Angeles County Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect.
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