The grand jury recommended Monday that the county align itself with its neighbors and designate fire stations as a surrender point for unwanted babies.
Orange County has 137 fire stations but just 32 hospital emergency rooms -- the current safe haven for unwanted in- fants.
Last year, three babies were dropped off at hospitals in the county.
Under California law, newborns up to 3 days old can be surrendered, no questions asked, at state-designated emergency rooms and other county-designated areas.
Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties have designated fire stations as safe haven locations.