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Nebraska- first baby dump after the fiasco and age down

Marley/Bastardette has the details in her blog post,
NEBRASKA: POST-FIASCO BABY CATCH– ‘NO QUESTIONS ASKED”
Both her piece, and this have been crossposted to our Nebraska blog chronicling NE’s series of legalized child dumps, Children of the Corn.

Monday evening a baby boy was left at Box Butte General Hospital in Alliance under Nebraska’s aged down [...]

Action Alert- oppose the Ohio legalized child abandonment law “age up,” contact Governor Strickland *ASAP!*

Earlier this week, Ohio lame duck legislators in the rush to pass bills before the end of their terms passed an “aging up” dump bill expansion from Ohio’s current 72 hours to what would be a new 30 day limit.
Between both the Ohio House and Senate there was but one sole dissenting vote cast [...]

Announcing SECA- Stop Encouraging Child Abandonment, working to repeal the legalized child abandonment laws

(Please distribute freely, keeping links intact.)
Last Friday, December 5th, 2008, the SECA web-page finally went live. (http://www.stopdumpingkids.com/)
SECA, short for “Stop Encouraging Child Abandonment,” is a concept that has been a long time coming.
From the first of the legalized child abandonment laws passed in 1999 until now, efforts to repeal and stop the dump laws have [...]

Nebraska- Closed Courtrooms, Closed Processes, & Potentially, Retro-active Records Scrubbing

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 Monday, in what could set a pattern for the “safe haven” cases, the court hearing for the first of the abandonment cases disappeared into a closed court [...]

Nebraska- Yolo County California teen dumped was another adoptee

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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I wanted to include a few more links about the boy from Davis in Yolo County, California who was dumped Friday before Governor Heineman signed the 30 day [...]

Nebraska- A reason we’re not hearing from (at least one of) the kids themselves

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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Backtracking here a little, Saturday, the Wall Street Journal ran a major story on the Nebraska legalized abandonments, Safe Haven: a Mother’s Agonizing Choice.
The article provides more information [...]

National Safe Haven Alliance Executive Director ignores the realities of Nebraska’s kids lives

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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Over time, I’ve seen a lot of what I consider delusional statements about child welfare and kids’ realities out of the National Safe Haven Alliance, but this one [...]

Nebraska- Today’s 12 year-old was another self “haven”, disqualified

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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Today’s 12 year-old attempted to “safe haven” himself.
The state of Nebraska has never counted kids who turn themselves over under the legalized abandonment law.
So once again, another “safe [...]

Nebraska- The Big Kids Just Keep On Coming – 12 Year-Old Safe Haven Dump TODAY

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 said early Saturday morning on my post, Nebraska’s Safe Haven Roll of Shame:
Unlike this list of older kids, the next will (at least if all goes [...]

Nebraska- As I said, even our unofficial statistics are low

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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Today’s Omaha World-Herald carried this important story, Troubled families in limbo after law change.
Burried deep down in it is this revelation:
After getting help from Immanuel staff, seven parents [...]