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Baby Hatch

A safe haven

The Solution

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

 

OrphanCare 24 hour support line:

Petaling Jaya: 010 283 0528

Johor Bahru: 019 726 2368

Sungai Petani: 04 442 3900

Click here for the hatch nearest you

OrphanCare baby statistics

2009 – November 2016

88%

of OrphanCare cases are walk-ins

50%

of birth mothers choose to make an adoption plan for their baby

38%

of birth mothers decide to keep their babies after counselling

12%

of OrphanCare cases are babies left in hatches and deemed stateless

All

hatch babies are adopted

In total 62%

of all babies passing through OrphanCare are adopted

100 babies

Malaysian police say 100 babies on average are abandoned every year

60% of abandoned babies die

and are found in trash heaps and other terrible places

40% of abandoned babies survive