Baby Savers: A Door to Saving Lives

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There's a crisis of babies being abandoned in South Africa. Can legalizing Baby Savers help the children of South Africa? Nadene Grabham is the operations Director at Door of Hope Children's mission and the co-founder of Baby Savers SA. She got her start as a Forex Trader, but found a new direction when she began volunteering for Door of Hope in 2011. 

This new direction would lead her to meet Dr Whitney Rosenburg, with whom she would co-found Baby Savers SA. Through their organisation, they have drafted a law proposal that will be presented to parliament to legalise the safe relinquishment of babies through Baby Savers, metal containers built into the wall of safe houses, as an alternative to unsafe abandonment. Nadene’s goal is to have this law approved and included in the Children's Act. 

Nadene shares her thoughts on the crisis of babies being abandoned in South Africa and how legalising Baby Savers may help the children of South Africa. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local communit