baby hatch

A safe haven

Overview

We encourage couples, women or anyone who needs help with an unplanned pregnancy to contact us or leave their newborn at our safe haven.

According to PDRM (police) statistics more than 100 babies are abandoned every year in Malaysia. 60% die and their bodies are discovered in trash heaps, rivers or charred beyond recognition.  Many cases of baby dumping are not reported. Such tragic events must stop.

In 2009 OrphanCare set up a baby hatch as a safe place for babies whose birth mothers are often desperate or in a state of mind that could endanger their newborns. We now offer counselling and arrange shelter for pregnant women while they decide whether to parent or make an adoption plan for the child.

We treat our young, single birth mothers with the respect and care they deserve. We give free, confidential and non-judgemental counselling as per guidelines set by the Department of Social Welfare (JKM), the Malaysian Child (Amendment) Act 2016 and international best practice in birth mother care and counselling.

We do not judge.

It is our mission to help those in crisis by:

  • Counselling them about making decisions regarding the baby
  • Building a support network for them to fall back on
  • Offering practical advice and support
  • Assisting birth mothers identify suitable parents for their child if they choose an adoption plan

Mistreatment of babies is very real

OrphanCare baby statistics

2009 – November 2016