Hospital picks up first abandoned baby



September 22, 2010

Edmonton Journal Sept 22, 2010: Someone opened a door at Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital, slipped a two-day-old baby into the bassinet on the other side and promptly walked out of the newborn’s life. Thirty seconds later, an alarm sounded inside, alerting emergency department staff to the new arrival, and giving the reluctant mother or father time to leave undetected and anonymously. In doing so, he or she became the inaugural user of the first program in Canada that encourages parents to safely abandon unwanted children. Read more

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