Neb. 'safe-haven' law allows abandonment of teens

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  1. hipmamajen

    hipmamajen I love the friends I have gathered together on thi

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  3. White Rain

    White Rain Active Member

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    I don't know, I guess...NO I KNOW I agree with the law...
    I don't care WHAT age a kid is...in my eyes it's much better to be abandoned than murdered...I've had similar experiences where my dad thought I was dating a person of a different race....1st he held a bent up pepsi can to my throat, then left me at a home for runaway/troubled kids...
    I'd MUCH rather have been abandoned there than out in the streets, etc...
    A kid could be dropped off/put off/abandoned on ANY corner....
    AT LEAST I HAD SOMEWHERE TO GO/Be Put, Thank You Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. White Rain

    White Rain Active Member

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    I didn't say it before, but I think ANY safe-haven place is better than none...no matter the age....
    I myself would feel HORRIBLE if I saw a 15, 16, 17, yr old STARVING...18-whatever-year-old yeah I would still feel guilty...but alot less so if it were a child.
     
  5. JBean

    JBean Retired WS Administrator

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    holy smokes!
     
  6. OneLostGrl

    OneLostGrl I'm going against the grain- I'm going sane

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  7. Mira

    Mira Country Girl

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    ill be watching this. i have always thought that the so-called safe haven laws were too narrow. 19 is a bit extreme, but still...

    i dont know if my biological mother would have left me off somewhere (she got welfare for me) but i sure would have been better off. from the time i was 3 months old, my auntie and uncle were trying to get me away from her, but no go till i was 5 and they finally got enough proof to convince a judge.

    if a parent cant handle a child, for whatever reason, i think it is in the 'best interest of the child' to have a chance. too many children are DYING at the hands of parents that cant deal with them.
     
  8. drip~drop

    drip~drop kiss a fuzzie

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    OMGoodness! Me too!!
    After daddy passed away, I was always threatened with Boarding School.
    Heck, all she would of had to do is take me a couple miles to the hospital and dump me.:eek::eek: (heck, it might have been for the better....considering...:( )
     
  9. BeavisMom62

    BeavisMom62 No, Butthead is NOT here!!

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    I saw this article this morning. First I was surprised and dismayed but after thinking about it, its definitely better to drop off a child (but 19?!?) rather than abuse, abandonment or murder.
     
  10. tapu

    tapu Pretty scary.

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    I couldn't be more FOR this....
     
  11. GlitchWizard

    GlitchWizard Reprobate

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    I can see this opening the doors down the road for people who want older kids to adopt, but are afraid that the reason they are in the system is because they are molesting their siblings or whatever. If a parent can't care for an older kid and thus the kid is available - I AM IN LINE!

    Uh, in line to adopt, not to give away my precious kid! :)

     

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