TSF's Canadian Baby Rescue Campaign
We are working in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness to further their goals of creating safe haven places in other provinces across Canada so that abandoned babies can be rescued and placed in safe housing. Help us advocate for the babies abandoned across Canada!
What is it?
Legislation that exists allowing a mother (parent) to surrender her newborn/infant to a "safe haven." The purpose is to protect unwanted infants from being killed, dumped or abandoned in an unsafe place. The legislation allows a mother to leave her infant safely, without fear of prosecution or of being identified. Safe havens always include a hospital or its emergency room and can include other health care provider locations and police or fire departments.
Current legislation limits the age at which a mother can anonymously relinquish her baby. Many jurisdictions have set the limit at 72 hours after birth. Another large group of jurisdictions places the limit at one month, and others have extended it to 60 or even 90 days.