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

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_hatch?wprov=sfti1

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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

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