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  1. #1
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    Why is this on Doenetwork?

    Wrong place for this thread probably, but since so many babies are killed, thought this might be the best place?

    Anyway, this baby

    http://doenetwork.org/hot/hotcase671.html

    was surrendered safely, legally and anonimously under the Safe Haven law. Does anyone other than me see a problem with putting out info trying to figure out who the baby belonged to? If they wanted people to know, they would have introduced themselves.

    I just think that something like this discourages people from using the Safe Haven law. I was shocked to see it on the Doenetwork.

    Anyone else have a thought?


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    OMG!!! I don't understand why that would be posted there.
    I do not agree with that AT ALL.


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    This is wrong to do! Why would they even state the baby was surrendered under Safe Haven and yet still want to know who the mother is? This makes no sense, and its not good for anyone considering surrendering their baby if they are going to feel "hunted". If I was this baby's mother I'd be horrified. The law is NOT supposed to work that way! This makes me mad...I'm going to email them.

    ETA: I also don't think it's right to label her a "victim". Victim of what?


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    My email to them:

    "If this baby was surrendered under "Safe Haven", WHY are you looking for information on her. It's NOT how Safe Haven works. How many mother's will be afraid to surrender their babies to a safe place when they now know there are efforts to find them? This infant should not even be on the Doe site. What the mother did is not a crime and she should not feel hunted by law enforcement. She was surrendered under provisions of an act to guarantee the anonymity of the mother and preserve the life of the infant. This is far better than finding a dead infant in a dumpster! How many women have you scared off from doing what is right and LEGAL when they don't want their baby. This is not a missing child and should have never been posted on the Doe site. I think y'all need to READ what the SAFE HAVEN ACT is about. You might save a baby's life."


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    Maybe the baby was born with drugs or alcohol in their system or some genetic disease they need information on, or that only the family's blood/bone marrow etc can help with? I don't know, just wondering.


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    Maybe the child was abused and they want to press charges?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    Maybe the baby was born with drugs or alcohol in their system or some genetic disease they need information on, or that only the family's blood/bone marrow etc can help with? I don't know, just wondering.
    Regardless, Safe Haven doesn't work that way. It allows them to give up the baby...no questions asked.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    Maybe the baby was born with drugs or alcohol in their system or some genetic disease they need information on, or that only the family's blood/bone marrow etc can help with? I don't know, just wondering.
    Oh or this too. To me it seems like something may be wrong and they want to locate the parents.


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    I sent an email also. Hope they take it down. Looks like a cute healthy baby. I hope she has the best life can give. The mother did the right thing so I hope she is not found and hassled.
    "Life ain't hard, just get a job and don't kill anybody." by richandfamous

    "Even my moderation is excessive." by richandfamous


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    Quote Originally Posted by richandfamous View Post
    I sent an email also. Hope they take it down. Looks like a cute healthy baby. I hope she has the best life can give. The mother did the right thing so I hope she is not found and hassled.
    I agree. This is so wrong.


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    Two things I noticed on their website that might be applicable in this case:
    http://www.njsafehaven.org/protocols.html

    Consult County Prosecutor immediately if the infant appears abused or neglected.
    In addition, the State Police also assist DYFS with its search of listings of missing children to ensure that the infant was not reported "missing."
    ====

    I'm sure NJ takes this very seriously and there has to be a very good reason for putting this baby out there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    Two things I noticed on their website that might be applicable in this case:
    http://www.njsafehaven.org/protocols.html

    Consult County Prosecutor immediately if the infant appears abused or neglected.
    In addition, the State Police also assist DYFS with its search of listings of missing children to ensure that the infant was not reported "missing."
    ====

    I'm sure NJ takes this very seriously and there has to be a very good reason for putting this baby out there.
    Oh wow. I wouldn;t have even thought of that and it makes sense.


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    Thanks for the link Taximom. Well the child was surrendered in April, it's past the 3 weeks to see if it's a missing baby.
    On the other exclusion of abuse...the baby is listed as 20", 7.5lbs...sounds a newborn and also from the photo. I doubt it's an abuse case. That baby only looks days old if that.
    I don't understand why the photo describes her as a "living victim". Did the baby die after she was was given up?


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    Is this baby dead? She was left over 3 months ago. The picture is labeled "living victim"
    Looks to me like she may have passed away and that is why they are looking for the parents.


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    NJ safe haven law does have a "no sign of abuse" point... so if the baby showed signs of abuse, perhaps that could be the reason. But logic asks: if that is the case, then why didn't the Doe Network list the reason why identity was being sought outside of the Safe Haven aspect. BUT, then again, this baby is also listed on the State Police site... which really makes one ponder what the heck is up.


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