Catching up on a few odds & ends– not big enough for separate blogs, but information we need to get out.
MEOW!!!!!! The baby box company is NOT in the child placing business, nor should it be. It is not an adoption agency. It is not an adoption law firm. It does not include a licensed social worker on staff. It does not perform home studies. What in the world would qualify it for such a serious task?
Where’s the gala? I started to worry. Did the gala actually happen? Did Kirk Cameron’s plane crash? (We would have heard about that). Did his SHBB check bounce? Like one of those horrible stories you read about where nobody shows up to a birthday party, did everyone stay home to watch Svengoolie? I looked at FB pages of people and organizations connected to SHBB, but zilch. Then I got egotistical. They don’t me to see them. Meow! that’s silly, of course. Maybe they have a secret dedicated FB page for special people. Maybe they are putting together a video. Maybe they are drunk. Maybe they are just lazy.
There are other times when I’m just embarrassed. Embarrassed for the speaker, the nice, clearly well-intentioned guy who gets bamboozled and says something stupid. Like today. Fire Chief Richard Lopez; “I didn’t realize that we needed one more steps [sic] in this program.”
The job of top SSHBBN researcher takes me all over the map, and it is easy to get lost. You wouldn’t believe the things we don’t report on her here and just stash away in a file folder. Sometimes I want to report something, but it’s really too small to spend my time enlarging on but still needs to be noticed beyond my green news-stalker eyes. Today I offer two short takes from those.
I’m baffled that the “invited “box families seem to be expected to pay for their own room and board for the banquet–unless $800 for each is raised to pay for the trip… Shouldn’t they be the guests of honor? The least SHBB Inc could take that $800 and put it into a special account for therapy because these babies will grow up needing it.
We learned yesterday, quite by accident, that baby boxers attempted to get a box bill through the Kansas legislature last session under an assumed name: Newborn Refuge Cribs. This term never came through in bill searches because until this bill came along no such term existed.
The Putative Boss (PB) reminded me this afternoon that I have neglected to tend to my Kitty Litter in the last couple of weeks. No, my box is clean, but I’ve neglected to share some of the nuggets of wisdom I scooped out for the archives. (Sorry to be disgusting, but they are disgusting.) I think these baby box fans mean well, but, you know what they say about “good intentions.” Scratch that! I think some of them mean well. Professional spielers do not.
The reaction to the Flyer News editorial is ridiculous. On the face of it the response is overblown, but there is something underneath it all. A melting snowflake? A small crack in the foundation?. Is God angry? Just think how they will respond when the big pushback comes.
Seldom do we hear a discouraging word about Safe Haven Baby Boxes from outside of AdoptionLand. . Imagine my delight this afternoon when two –TWO–articles showed up in my Google Alerts shouting not only a discouraging word or two but entire paragraphs of discouragement at the God’s own Safe Haven Baby Box folks.