And Best! Notably absent–finally–were SHBB Inc founder and CEO Monica Kelsey and her sometime minions who hog the media like they’re the Kardashians. That alone is reason to rejoice! An actual sane discussion without yappy agitprop, paranoia, cooked stats, and thoughts and prayers. I haven’t seen any public grousing from their side, but they like to keep the slightest criticism on the down-low. Adoptee criticism especially is black-holed.
Adopted people across the adoptee and political spectrum –from very pro-adoption to virulent adoption haters oppose Safe Haven Baby Boxes. If Mrs. Kelsey were plugged into AdoptionLand and AdopteeSocialMedia, instead of hanging out in her echo chamber, she would know that and maybe even figure out why. Instead, she prefers to dismiss us as “haters” who enjoy stories of discarded and dead babies because…
This is a surprising development—but maybe it isn’t when you consider the baby box chicken-in-every pot vision of a future America.
Safe Haven and Baby Box laws were never intended to be an after-the-fact legal workaround for abusive or neglectful or lazy parents “at the end of their rope,” as the professional baby box propaganda team wants us to believe.
A Louisville church decides to throw money at an unproven, unethical, dangerous, archaic social experiment that can’t even be defined as a band-aid.
For Samuels, adoptees are projections—imaginary grateful beneficiaries of her imaginary Adoptopia, or what she calls “the wonder of adoption.”
Adopted people have been subjected to this kind of exploitation, objectification, and third-party self-aggrandizement for decades.
There is a vast public misconception that Safe Haven laws and Baby Boxes are about rescuing newborns from certain death. A guest post by Elizabeth Jurenovich.
Text of a letter from Jillian Skinner, New South Wales Minister of Health, to Senator Helen Polley, in response to a request to consider introducing baby boxes and safe haven laws in New South Wales, Australia.
Text of an email from Monica Kelsey, CEO of Safe Haven Baby Boxes Inc., to Dr. Jerome Adams, then the Indiana state health commissioner (he later became the US Surgeon General).