Why are the more than $1.3 million in grants and state funding never mentioned in the Baby Box Corporation’s website, social media, or annual reports?
Safe Haven Baby Box booster, Rep. Joe Harding, facing 35 years in the slammer on federal fraud charges
Safe Haven Baby Box bigtime booster and former Republican Florida House member Joe Harding pled guilty earlier this week to two counts each of federal wire fraud, money laundering, and making false statements related to obtaining $150,000 in COVID-19 relief funds for dormant businesses–reportedly lawn care/landscaping –he owned.
Odds & Ends: Adoption-Dobbs Scholarship Update; West Virginia, Texas
Catching up on a few odds & ends– not big enough for separate blogs, but information we need to get out.
Safe Haven Baby Boxes, Inc Says It’s “Unfortunate” It Can’t Control the Adoption Process of their Boxed Babies
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 Beef? Safe Haven Baby Boxes Unusually Silent After Gala
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.
Kitty Litter: Stupid Things People Say About Safe Haven Baby Boxes, Round 2
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.”
Two Short Takes: Maps and Meow Culpa New Mexico
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.
$ for Adopters: $craping the Bottom of the $afe Haven Baby Box
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.
Safe Haven Baby Boxes Plays with Language: Now Boxed Babies are Refugees!
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.
Kitty Litter Time: Stupid Things People Say About Safe Haven Baby Boxes
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.