baby hatch


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baby hatch

A bin at a hospital where a mother not able to care for an infant can anonymously leave the infant so that it can be safely cared for until it can be legally adopted, typically after two months.
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LAURA is an orphan, abandoned as a baby and handed anonymously through the baby hatch to an orphanage in Venice.
The baby hatch in Guangzhou, in the southern province of Guangdong, was suspended on Sunday after the city's welfare home exceeded its capacity to handle new arrivals.
Another parent left a child in the baby hatch at Jikei Hospital after finding it impossible to find anywhere to leave the infant while working, according to the panel.
For the first time ever, following the example of Germany, Pakistan, and Japan, a baby hatch was opened by the Malaysian NGO Orphan CARE in February 2010.
Plans are also being put in place for a baby hatch to take on the likes of the BMW 1-Series.
WITH its mighty three - litre engine, BMW's baby hatch certainly packs a grown-up punch.
A HOT version of Renault's latest baby hatch will go on sale in the autumn.
The man, a resident of Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo, disappeared after leaving his 3-year-old nephew at the baby hatch at Jikei Hospital in Kumamoto Prefecture in southwestern Japan in May 2007, the year it was set up.
0-litre engine BMW's baby hatch certainly packs a grown-up punch.
BILLED originally as BMW's baby hatch, surely the 1-Series should be re-named the Baby Beamer or even Baby Boomer