Welcome to Baby Savers South Africa.

A National Coalition to End Unsafe Infant Abandonment

Giving desperate mothers the option of safe infant relinquishment.
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Please help us reach 50000 signatures by signing our petition.

Legalise Baby Savers & Baby Safe Havens: Save Children’s Lives

Please sign this petition to support our proposal that baby savers and baby safe havens should be legalised – together we can decrease unsafe abandonment and reduce the number of babies who needlessly die. We can also reduce trauma for those who are handed into care, rather than being left to face the odds alone.


Network of Baby Savers in South Africa.

Baby Savers SA is a coalition of organisations, NPOs and PBOs that provide a safe alternative to unsafe baby abandonment through the use of a Baby Saver.

We believe a child’s best interests are of paramount importance in every matter concerning a child in accordance with section 28 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.

A Baby Saver does not encourage abandonment, but rather offers a safe alternative to abandonment and should only be used as a last resort. Unsafe abandonment should never be an option.

What we do

BSSA is a national coalition of organisations, NPOs and PBOs that provide a safe alternative to unsafe baby abandonment through the use of a Baby Saver. BSSA operates in all nine provinces of South Africa.

Our main objectives are to:
  1. Protect a child’s right to life in terms of section 11 of the Constitution through the use of a Baby Saver by having certified Baby Savers installed all over South Africa;
  2. Create public awareness of the existence and location of Baby Savers across the country for desperate mothers in need;
  3.  Guide and support existing Baby Saver organisations on the management of their Baby Savers; and
  4. Guide and support new Baby Saver organisations on the installation and management of their Baby Savers.

Founding Members

Nadene Grabham

Co-founder and Operations Director at Door of Hope Children’s Mission

Dr Whitney Rosenberg

Co-founder, Attorney and Senior Law Lecturer UJ

Sandy Immelman

Founding Member and the Founder of Helderberg Baby Saver

Tahiyya Hassim

Founding Member, Founder and CEO of New BeginningZ

Youandi Gilain

Crisis Pregnancy Counsellor (KZN)
Tel:+27844881359 (Call or WhatsApp)
Email: help@openarmssa.org

What we have achieved

These numbers show the current stats surrounding safe infant relinquishment in South Africa since July 1999.

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To reduce unsafe abandonment of infants through guidance of relevant organisations with regards to installing and safely operating certified Baby Savers all over South Africa. To promote access to unbiased counselling and encourage support of mothers experiencing crisis pregnancy in order to ensure Baby Savers are a last resort with regards to safe relinquishment.


Our mission is to save the lives of abandoned babies by providing a safe alternative to unsafe abandonment.