Are you (unwanted) pregnant or just gave birth? Do you consider to give up your baby without anyone knowing? Are you in need of help and don't know what to do?
The Beschermde Wieg Foundation has a phone number you can reach 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will be there to answer all your questions. Call us 0800-6005 (free). You can also mail us, chat or use Whatsapp 06-11116565 of 06-41460457
For most women being pregnant and having a baby is something that brings happiness and an experience that they will never forget. There are exceptions; there may be reasons why you feel that you are unable to take care of your own baby. You may think there is no other option than to give up your baby.
In the Netherlands there are various options to give birth in secrecy and then (immediately) give up your baby to the authorities. Your family and friends will never know if you don’t want them to. The organizations Fiom and SIRIZ can help you with a safe delivery and the giving up of your baby. They can ensure you that when your child grows up and wants to know who his or her biological parents are, they can find you (If you decide).
Some women for whatever reason may be afraid to contact the above organizations, these women are often desperate and distraught. A pregnant and desperate woman could make the wrong decision, and then live in years of sorrow and sadness. In this case please call one of our professional volunteers. She will answer all your questions and help you make responsible decisions concerning your baby’s future.
If you feel there is no other option than to give up your baby by leaving him or her somewhere unprotected in an environment not suitable for babies, then you can choose to leave your baby in a special room. You can find one of these rooms in Papendrecht and in Groningen. It is a safe and heated room with a baby crib and your baby will be well taken care of. If medical care is needed we will provide it immediately.
Please be aware of the fact that we are always there for you and anything you say to us will be confidential. If you regret the decision you have made to leave your baby, you can decide to reverse it within 6 months. Of course you can contact us even after the 6 months.