A baby hatch (also called foundling wheel) is a system where parents can leave infants for adoption anonymously. Such systems were in use since the Middle Ages. Baby hatches are usually installed at hospitals. There, mothers or fathers can put their newborn baby into the hatch. It will be cared for by hospital staff. If it is not claimed within a given time period, it will be given up for adoption.
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A baby hatch in the Czech Republic