The Organization for the Support of Albania’s Abandoned Babies (OSAAB) is a United States and Albanian registered non-governmental organization (NGO) created in 1996 with a mission to provide care to abandoned babies in Albania, as well as educate healthcare providers and expectant mothers in maternal and newborn health.
The program works cooperatively and in conjunction with the Queen Geraldine University Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Tirana, Albania. Since the program began in 1996, more than 700 abandoned babies have been provided care by OSAAB in our Angel’s Cradle nursery while they remain in the maternity hospital.
OSAAB and the maternity hospital are focused our efforts on raising awareness within Albania about the “safe haven” our Angel’s Cradle nursery provides women dealing with unwanted pregnancies. Our combined efforts have resulted in annual decreases in the number of babies abandoned in the streets and a noticeable reduction in the overall number of babies who are being abandoned each year.