Alternatives

Baby Boxes

As the name already suggests, a Baby Box is a heated box that has a motion sensor. Baby Boxes exist outside maternity clinics in a place where the new born can be placed in the box without attracting attention. Best medical care is provided immediately.

The mother doesn’t need any documents nor does she have to reveal any details about herself. As the baby boxes are fully funded, them instead if it liable to legal persecution. Similar to the anonymous birth the Youth Welfare Office takes responsibility and initiates an adoption process. In the meantime a suitable foster family takes care of the child.

Heated Baby Box with motion sensor

15 Baby Boxes in eight Provinces offer protection and help

List of baby boxes in Austria (in German)

VIENNA
Wilhelminenspital
Flötzersteig 4, 1171 Wien,
Tel.: +43 (0) 1 49150-2970
www.wienkav.at/kav/wil/

LOWER AUSTRIA
AKH Wiener Neustadt (General hospital Wiener Neustadt)
Corvinusring 3-5, 2700 Wiener Neustadt,
Tel.: +43 (0) 2622 3210
www.wienerneustadt.lknoe.at


Landesklinikum St. Pölten
Propst-Führer-Strasse 4,
3100 St. Pölten
Tel.: +43 (0) 2742 300-0
www.stpoelten.lknoe.at

Anonymous Birth


When a mother wants to give her child the gift of life although she can’t care for it and raise it herself, it is a heroic deed. If the woman wants to give birth without contact to any official channels she can make use of the possibility to give birth anonymously. If the child is already born she can place it in a baby box without attracting attention.