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.
One selling point for getting a town to install a baby box has been the claim that the cost of the box will not come out of taxpayer pockets. Well, that’s in question.
A compilation of some of the most weird-ass pro and con baby box testimony I’ve ever heard, all on Maine’s LD560.
For some time I’ve wondered why Pennsylvania hasn’t acquired any Safe Haven Baby Boxes. Well, now I know why.
A comprehensive set of news stories related to Indiana and the Safe Haven Baby Box movement in the state
Information on Safe Haven Baby Box cases in Indiana.