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Another version of the Safe Haven. What do you think?

Lee Jong-rak is the creator of the Baby Box. His Baby Box is the first and only box in Korea that is for collecting abandoned babies who are physically or mentally handicapped or are just unwanted by their mothers. The inside of the box contains a thick towel covering the bottom, and lights and heating to keep the baby comfortable.  A bell rings when someone puts a baby in the box, then Jong-rak, his wife, or staff associates come to immediately move the baby inside. His aim was to provide a life-giving alternative for desperate mothers in his city of Seoul. He even admits that he didn’t really expect that babies would come in– He was mistaken. The babies came. In the middle of the night, in the middle of the day, some with notes, some without a word, and only a very few mothers actually spoke to him face-to-face.

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Asked by tntmom1027 at 10:31 PM on May. 29, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • They have them various places overseas, mostly in Europe such as the Czech Republic. I think they are great. A far better decision than say flushing a newborn infant down the drain of the toilet or leaving them in alley dumpsters.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 10:37 PM on May. 29, 2013

  • Love it doesnt describe how i feel about it

    Answer by feralxat at 10:49 PM on May. 29, 2013

  • Some people are amazing human beings. I hope his work is carried on.

    Answer by Dardenella at 11:10 PM on May. 29, 2013

  • He is a wonderful man. That is a wonderful thing.

    Answer by m-avi at 11:26 PM on May. 29, 2013

  • anything that protects an unwanted baby from dying of starvation, neglect, or maltreatment is wonderful in my book. the video on the link is very moving.

    Answer by okmanders at 11:33 PM on May. 29, 2013

  • I've heard of these in some Central and South American countries as well. It's sad that there's a need for these services, but wonderful that since the need is present, it's being met. It must be heartbreaking for the women who feel their best option is to abandon their babies, but in many cases it's the ultimate act of love and sacrifice.

    Answer by Ballad at 11:43 PM on May. 29, 2013

  • This is a wonderful thing!

    We need to educate women and girls in this country about Safe Haven Laws. Signs could be hung in colleges and public places.

    Answer by Mermaid65 at 11:16 PM on May. 31, 2013

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