Abandonment issue: Unique Angel’s Cradle hospital’s way to save unwanted newborns
The Angel's Cradle at St. Paul’s was launched in May 2010 at the urging of Dr. Geoffrey Cundiff, then the hospital’s head of obstetrics and gynecology, the field he now oversees for the Vancouver Coastal Health region. He’d been troubled by news reports of a mother who’d abandoned her dead newborn. Surely, he thought, there must be a way to help women who are too distraught to give their children up through traditional methods such as adoption. He recalled the foundling wheels used in the 12th century to accept unwanted babies and thought the idea a good match for St. Paul’s mission of compassionate care. Read the full story here.