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A critical perspective on the “baby safe haven”/babydump programs

I wanted to draw additional attention to two comments that came through yesterday on one of my recent posts about the ongoing failure that states’ “baby safe haven”/babydump programs have been.
I’m not going to attempt to write around them as the comments speak for themselves, other than to confirm that the author was posting from [...]

Going into the Nebraska special session- Repeal! Anything less than full repeal is further failure

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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Repeal the dump laws now.
Every single day the dump laws remain on the books is another day of failure.
Yes, a special session should be called, but [...]

Nebraska- Kids number 22 and 23; Another self “haven” and other hidden dumps in the official number tally

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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So I’m behind but trying to catch up.
Tuesday another teen showed up at a hospital turning herself in under Nebraska’s “safe haven” law. Making this the second “self [...]

Nebraska attempts to slam to barn door, only creating a new set of problems

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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As I posted back on September 25th:
Nebraska has finally realized it’s in over its head.
They opened the floodgates by passing the most egregious legalized child abandonment law in [...]

Nebraska- the Staton abandonment and the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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Before even starting to write about this topic, keep in mind the disclaimer I’ve placed upon earlier writings I’ve done in relation to First Nations peoples and adoption:
To [...]

Nebraska- the Michigan Mom already under investigation and the failures of baby-dumps

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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We begin with the mother (along with an aunt and grandmother) who drove from Michigan to Nebraska to dump her son,
New twist in abandonment of 13-year-old [...]

Nebraska- another day, another attempted abandonment

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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More of the same, but with a new twist.
Quotes taken from Attempted Safe Haven Case:
…a 34 year old mother showed up at Bryan LGH West 11:15 Monday morning [...]

Nebraska- two 12 year-old boys legally abandoned this past weekend, & ‘gaming’ the numbers

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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While the hemming and hawing, contemplating potential changes to Nebraska’s disastrous child dump law continues, the raw numbers of kids that have now passed into the Nebraska system [...]

Listen to the words of a 14 year-old pregnant Nebraska girl legally abandoned

This is the latest in a series of posts I have done criticizing Nebraska’s legalized child abandonment laws. You can find my earlier posts via my Nebraska tag.
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Nine years ago the first of the dump laws, then called “Baby Moses Laws” passed in Texas, signed into law by then Governor George W. Bush.
As the dumps [...]