On January 23 (Monday) the Kansas House Committee on Child Welfare and Foster Care is holding a hearing on HB 2024, a bill to legalize the use of Safe Haven Baby Boxes—called Infant Refuge Bassinets in the bill. Kansas has never sealed Original Birth Certificates. There is opposition on the ground in Kansas, and we are asking those opposed to these devices to testify in person in Topeka, or by remote. or to send emails in opposition.
It’s only January 16, but already a record-breaking eight states have Safe Haven Baby Box bills in the hopper, and at least one more state is scheduled to drop a bill soon. We can expect more since not all states are in session yet…Check it out!
Overview of Mississippi law, statistics, legislation, and news stories related to Safe Haven Baby Boxes. Law Legislation 2023 Hearings/Testimony/Letters News &Commentary
In a recent TikTok, Monica Kelsey, founder and CEO of Safe Haven Baby Boxes continued her assault on adopted people and adoptee rights… This time around Mrs. Kelsey really jammed it with a head butt into her screen to get her point across that adoptees “with issues” aren’t welcome at her table.
Known or reported cases of infants abandoned in Kentucky baby boxes.
Known or reported cases of infants abandoned in Florida baby boxes.
We’ve slowed down for the holidays, but that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped working. Angelika the Personal Assistant Cat has decorated the office and through her amazing magical cat powers brought the temperature in Corpus, Christi down from the low 80s to 23 degrees. Don’t cross her!
Does anyone believe that all 21 (or is that 22?) babies left in baby boxes and their mothers experienced no medical issues? No medical provider I have ever spoken to believes this.
Dobbs certainly impacts the restoration of adoptee rights to records, history, family, and identity. It establishes a state-backed pattern of purposeful creation and growth of an adopted class without normal identity rights and maintains the spurious ethics of adoption secrecy. It promotes the commercialization of child adoptee bodies and attempts to invent adult adoptee gratitude and adherence to adoption and its institutions. Should we expect a big boom in therapy in 20 years? These are things we need to think about:
Under Oklahoma’s traditional safe haven law, babies up to 30 days of age can be dropped off. Mrs. Kelsey, seems to imply in the article, though, that that age restriction isn’t adequate. Does she mean that parents need more than 30 days to decide if parenting is “right” for them? That safe haven laws pressure parents to decide early? I dunno. I’m old, and I remember when drive-by parenting was discouraged. Unthinkable. Condemned.