It’s the white lies, the prevarication, the embroidery, the arrogance and contempt—Mrs.Kelsey’s attitude towards the family medical question–that is the problem. Her response to the relatively soft medical history concern exemplifies her prediculous contempt and adopteephobic attitude toward us. Our horribly complex and varied adoptive experiences, rooted in class, race, economics, misogny, religion and culture, are too complicated and unpopular to be contained in her ego-driven babybox narrative. They and we best be marginalized and avoided.
Safe Haven Baby Box proponents have played-down and ignored individual adoptee and adoptee rights opposition to them except to claim that we “hate adoption” which is simply not true…What we hate are deceptive relinquishment practices, rooted in shame and secrecy, that lead to drastic permanent solutions to temporary problems and a population of adoptees with no birth records, identity, or history
Moreover, the bill contains no requirement that the emergency provider even inform DCS of any type of Safe Haven event, hindering the state’s ability to regulate abandonment care procedures, oversee cases, and track abandonments and numbers. Lack of DCS involvement, in fact, reeks of black and gray market adoption outcomes and trafficking.
The bill originated in AND passed the House Judiciary Committee on February 24,(Friday) and was placed on the House of Delegates’ “Special Calendar” immediately where it received a first reading. A second reading is scheduled for today, February 27. (Monday). I’ve never seen a bill speed through so fast–and apparently with no hearings.
Overview of Iowa law, statistics, legislation, and news stories related to Safe Haven Baby Boxes. Law Legislation 2023 Hearings/Testimony/Letters News &Commentary 2023 Updated June 11, 2023
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 Last updated: June 24, 2023
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.