People walk past next to a baby hatch named "baby safety island" at the Tianjin Institute of Children's Welfare, in Tianjin municipality, December 27, 2013. Dozens of babies have been secretly dropped... more 
People walk past next to a baby hatch named "baby safety island" at the Tianjin Institute of Children's Welfare, in Tianjin municipality, December 27, 2013. Dozens of babies have been secretly dropped off at "baby safety islands", or "baby hatches", set up since late last year under a scheme aimed at protecting unwanted offspring. Chinese media frequently report harrowing tales of babies being abandoned, a problem attributed to young mothers unaware they are pregnant, the birth of an unwanted girl in a society which puts greater value on boys or China's strict family planning rules. Chinese orphanages have seen a falling number of abandoned children since 2005, but officials estimate some 10,000 unwanted children are still received each year. An unknown number of abandoned babies are also adopted informally. Picture taken December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA less 
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