Offers a safe place for parents to anonymously give up their child.
- an anonymous safe haven and last resort option for parents who feel they cannot keep their newborn baby
After leaving a newborn baby:
- a delayed alarm will be triggered after the child is placed in the cradle, to give the adult time to walk away
- newborns receive a health assessment and a hospital social worker will contact Child and Family Services Authority (CFSA)
- the baby will be placed in temporary care with Child and Family Services Authority (CFSA)
- Child and Family Services Authority (CFSA) will make all attempts to identify and locate the parents - they are obligated to do so according to the law
- the hospital or police will not try to locate the infant's parents as long as the child is not harmed in any way (leaving a baby is not a criminal offence unless the baby is injured)
The program supports the rights of children to know their parental history, and this program is a preventative measure that gives the child a chance to know its history and be reunited if the parent(s) comes forward later. Parents are encouraged to leave health and medical information about the mother, father, and baby.