West Virginia University, has agreed to donate $16,000 to cover the partial cost of two Safe Haven Baby Boxes in Wheeling. That the state’s flagship institution of higher education–a public land-grant research university– is throwing money at such an ugly discriminatory misogynistic adopteephobic social experiment ( whew!) is so disgusting that I hardly know how to respond except with a big Barf You. Words fail. Perhaps you can give me some.
This crew runs a bigger soap opera than Days of Our Lives could ever dream up. They never miss a photo op. Neither does the baby abandonment company
Nothing says National Adoption (Awareness) Month more than the current SHBB national juggernaut. We are just about halfway through this dreadful month, and seven new boxes have been opened–excuse me, blessed–so far. Another is scheduled to open this week. Who knows what’s in store for us for the rest of the month? Adoption is beautiful! Especially with no pesky parental strings, best practice, and ethics attached.
The City of Hutchinson, Kansas issued a media release he other day to announce that 2 “Safe Haven Baby Boxes” will be coming to Hutchinson as soon as $50,000 can be raised. Only, they aren’t “Safe Haven Baby Boxes.” They are “Hope’s Cradles” from Gems for Gems, a Canadian non-profit that has installed a couple of their own boxes in Alberta and Manitoba and has a few more locations lined up in Ontario. (See the SSHBBN Canada, Promotors, and Targets pages for more information.
Yesterday I did a few legislative updates, and it really struck me while doing them–as if I didn’t already know this–that hardly anyone cares about adult adoptees or adoptee civil rights–especially those who have the “authority” to fix things legally such as policy and lawmakers. When compared to the speed which Safe Haven Baby Box legislation passes, records access for adults, even with the successes of the last couple of years, runs a very poor second.
For some time now critics of Safe Haven Baby Boxes have discussed amongst ourselves the possibility that some of these perfectly healthy babies who anonymously arrive pristine and “much loved” in a local box-in-a-wall might be run through the box system via Crisis Pregnancy Centers now nicely known as Pregnancy Resource Centers. CPCs are huge supporters and funders of boxes, under the belief that their availability can decrease abortion (where it’s still allowed),give a “safe option” to women whom they speculate will otherwise dump their babies in a ditch or dumpster if they can’t get an abortion or find themselves in some other undefined crisis.
“As you know, they’re a college town like we are, and so I feel that this city would greatly have a need for this…I can’t help but think of how many we have missed by not having one of these boxes. “I
It’s especially weird since the baby box movement advocates for and encourages what the rest of the world sees as abandonment– newborn legal anonymous box dumping,– while insisting that anonymous “safe” boxing isn’t abandonment at all but a mechanistic, though happy transfer of Baby Bumble from a “vulnerable and dangerous mother” into the loving arms of stranger adopters. –with no human contact required. In other words, abandonment is abandonment only if it is illegal and unsafe, while legal abandonment is nothing more than the seamless safe, loving, and secret transfer of parental rights, and not abandonment. Newborn abandonment is thus presented as a semantical game that when “legal,” is cleansed of negative connotations and impact.
An overview of New Hampshire statistics, legislation, and news stories related to Safe Haven Baby Boxes in the state. Law New Hampshire does not have a specific law authorizing installation of safe haven baby boxes. New Hampshire Statistics No baby boxes have been installed in New Hampshire. Legislation 2024 Hearings/Testimony/Letters News & Commentary 2023 Updated […]
Safe Haven Baby Box cases in New Mexico drawn from news reports, social media, and other resources.