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.
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.
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).
Announcing the launch of Stop Safe Haven Baby Boxes Now!, an internet activist project dedicated to the abolition of adoptee and adoption anonymity.
We object to Safe Haven Baby Boxes because they undermine the Adoptee Rights Movement. Can it be any more clear?
New Mexico legislators play delirious to spend half a million dollars to maintain secret pregnancy, relinquishment, and adoption.
When Linda Znachko speaks at baby box blessings, she refers to the day a baby is boxed up and left behind, as “a birthday party waiting to happen.”
The Safe Haven Baby Box Blitzkrieg continues to rip through Indiana—and other states.
State-facilitated anonymous “safe deliveries” and baby boxes are permanent identity erasure, not closed adoption.
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.
Maine has a near-zilch history of discarded baby cases. The state doesn’t need another backstop.
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.
This year, 12 states are debating bills to legalize (or expand) the use of Safe Haven Baby Boxes.
Safe Haven Baby Boxes Inc. continues to dismiss adoptees and undermine the adoptee rights movement. Just be glad you’re alive and adopted.
This bill fits right in with Arkansas’ other “prolife” mandates such as informing abortion seekers they can rely on bogus “abortion reversals” to halt medicated abortions if they change their minds halfway through the process.
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.
Safe Haven Baby Box cases in Arkansas, drawn from news reports, social media, and other resources.
On December 4, 2020, Gary, Indiana Fire Station # 5 became the 48th location in the state to open a Safe Haven Baby Box where mothers can legally abandon their secret newborns by depositing them in a box-in-a-wall to prevent personal inconvenience, embarrassment, and shame.
Florida’s first Safe Haven Baby Box will open soon in Ocala.
Monica Kelsey, founder of Safe Haven Baby Boxes, announced that her organization will soon open its first Baby Box in Florida.
Unfortunately, just when I think “they” have reached the bottom of the barrel, the bottom drops another foot.
Ordinarily, I’d just dismiss this particular adoption story, but there’s a catch.
Christian zealots have weaponized Safe Haven—and now Baby Boxes—to push their forced-birth agenda during COVID-19 hysteria.
The Bentonville Box was the first Baby Box in the state, funded in large part by the local Knights of Columbus. The city is agog with joy.
Abortion abolitionists continue their fantasies about abortion and adoption, and abortees and adoptees.
Last week the Village Council of Pioneer, Ohio—population 1,300—unanimously approved installation of a baby box at the village fire station.
Despite reports from baby boxers, neither Tim Jaccard nor his organization or the National Safe Haven Alliance support the implementation of baby boxes.
Not surprisingly, Baby Boxers turned the tragic story of a mentally disturbed woman and her baby into an anti-abortion cause celebre showing an appalling ignorance about newborn discard, mental illness, poverty, and abortion.
I’ve been getting my ducks lined up for a series of blogs and articles, but then something too good comes along that cannot be ignored timely. Like today.