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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Eventually, realising that many of the desperate women and girls who had abandoned their babies may well have acted differently had there been an alternative, the church made a hole in their wall and a 'baby bin' was installed allowing for mothers to leave their babies anytime day or night.