TIL in parts of Europe, you can find “Baby hatches” which are boxes placed near hospitals where parents can bring unwanted babies and leave them there by whatilearned January 9, 2022, 4:28 pm Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_hatch?wprov=sfti1 What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote BabiesbabyboxesbringEuropefindhatcheshospitalsleaveparentspartsTILToday I learnedunwanted See more Previous article How can I stop my neighbour wanking all day? If I can’t stop it, how can I fight back? Next article Have y’all ever experienced Sonder? “the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.” if so, what are your thoughts on it? 21 Comments Leave a Reply Let’s give credit to to Pastor Lee Jong Rak and ChunJa for creating the first “baby drop box” in South Korea. They are married and have a sanctuary for babies who were abandoned. Them and the staff are incredibly amazing. Here is more https://youtu.be/ExyeyrcFPFM Log in to Reply All US states have Safe Haven laws. https://www.findlaw.com/family/adoption/safe-haven-laws.html Log in to Reply You can do that in the US also. You can leave them at a hospital, a fire station, or a police station. No questions asked Log in to Reply and that’s the end of the story. good night everybody Log in to Reply I’m a First Responder. They do this because there was a mass outbreak where people were putting babies in dumpsters. I just can’t even imagine what goes through their head Log in to Reply It’s called “Window of life” on Poland. Log in to Reply I learned this was done centuries ago in Italy and other countries. There was an episode of Finding Your Roots where actor Chris Meloni’s ancestor was found by monks or nuns in their baby wheel and I think his name means orphan or something similar in Italian. Log in to Reply I’ll never forget [this tragedy](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melissa_Drexler) and the media circus around it. I’m glad these alternatives are available. Log in to Reply Called window of life here at least, better alternative than doing an abortion at that stage. Log in to Reply Do they fit children of any age or just babies? Log in to Reply Yes and every town should have this! Log in to Reply Next step is a “take a baby, leave a baby” hatch, similar to the “take a penny, leave a penny” jars at cash registers. Log in to Reply Reminds me of how some US states developed a similar system. Where you could leave babies at a fire station. However because of the way that the law was worded, parents were dropping off their adolescent children to the fire station. https://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/03/us/03omaha.html Not paywalled. Log in to Reply https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ospedale_degli_Innocenti Log in to Reply We have those in NA too, usually behind most stores, they are called dumpsters. Log in to Reply Can’t put older kids in there. Log in to Reply Yeah but nope. Log in to Reply What’s a world we live in Log in to Reply Ummm, question… Why don’t these deadbeat mothers have to pay child support? 🚮 Log in to Reply o Log in to Reply Sp how does it work legally speaking. Could for instance a dad leave their kid there on their visitation day to avoid having to pay child support? What about the mom in that same situation? Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.