First ever “safe haven baby box” being installed in Canadian fire station

Those of you who follow The Pro-Life Guys podcast might be familiar with the American phenomenon of “baby boxes,” which have been installed in fire stations across the country and essentially give women in need a safe place to abandon their babies. It’s a cool story, if you’re interested:

Anyway, this trend has now come to Canada, as well:

Construction of a Hope’s Cradle is set to begin Saturday at the fire station in Strathmore, offering a last resort option for parents who don’t feel they are able to care for a newborn.

The impetus for the project came in 2017 after a baby was found abandoned in a Calgary dumpster on Christmas Eve.

“As a new father this hit me pretty hard and it weighed heavy on my mind … and I thought, what can we do to not have this happen anymore?” said Strathmore Fire Department Capt. Eric Alexander during a presentation to town council this week.

“I thought about it and thought about it and a few weeks later another story news aired about Safe Haven baby boxes in the United States … my wife looked at me and said, ‘Why don’t you guys do that?”

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One thought on “First ever “safe haven baby box” being installed in Canadian fire station

  1. Melissa says:

    There have been safe haven baby boxes at both the Grey Nuns Hospital and the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton since at least 2011.

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