Butterbox Babies


“Butterbox Babies” is the shocking true story of Lila and William Young, owners of the Ideal Maternity Home for unwed mothers. Resented by the medical community, the Home falls under public scrutiny when a routine delivery of an infant results in the mysterious deaths of two patients. Soon, the Youngs are burying dead babies in butterboxes and selling healthy ones to childless couples. This is Canada’s highest-rated television movie ever and the Winner of the 1996 Gemini for Best Dramatic Movie.

Awards & Accolades

Gemini Awards 1996: Best TV Movie or Mini-Series, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series.

“Solid acting on an interesting subject, with strong humanistic overtones.”