According to this report, Znachko made the most astounding claim during the ceremony: I ” believe that it is the number one initiative that we have to battle infant mortality in the state of Indiana and across our country.”
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.
Safe Haven Baby Box cases in New Mexico drawn from news reports, social media, and other resources.
This outrageous budget request needs to be withdrawn permanently, or at least postponed for another year. The city should initiate a study of their use and efficacy that include the input of adopted people birth parents, and adoption professional that subscribe to best standards practice. The city has no business encouraging child abuse.
Email San Antonio, Texas Mayor and City Council members today asking them to vote NO on this year’s budget request for $438,000 to pay for 12 Safe Haven Baby Boxes in the city.
Why not hang a pair of rubber gloves on a hook next to the box? How about developing a technology where a robotic arm reaches out and removes the baby from the pre-murder clutches of its “desperate mother” (assumption: it’s always her, not a pissed-off father or grandparent.) That could make the separation of mother and child as mechanized and inhumane and cartoonish as it “should be” if you listen to the propaganda of the pushers, and Mrs Kelsey’s handy-dandy YouTube/TikTok that teaches women how to do a 30-second dump and run with no regrets, shame, or bloody underwear.
Ohio Safe Haven Baby Box critic Chis Hicks has done it again. Listen to the audio recording below where he (please, excuse the vulgarity) tore SHBB Inc and its founder and CEO, Monica Kelsey three new ones in an “informational” phone Q&A with Indiana filmmaker Trent Eilason, hired by SHBB Inc to make a full-length documentary to promote itself…After listening to Hicks’ total deconstruction of SHBB Inc, the baby box movement, and Mrs. Kelsey, and overall owning the baby box scheme and schemers I wondered if the documentary would go forward, at least with Eliason, who says no money has crossed hands yet. He admitted he thought that baby boxes are a good idea,
The 2023 legislative season has been busy and brutal/ Twenty Safe Haven Baby Box bills were introduced. (+in many cases companion bills). Some were brand new bills to authorize baby box installation in their respective states and some were amendments to expand or clarify procedures for in-place safe haven and baby box laws
Today campaigns to install new Safe Haven Baby Boxes operate in 60 towns throughout United States! There are probably more that we don’t know about… To challenge this “goal” we have added a new page to the SSHBBN site: Targeted Communities: Check This List to Learn If Your Town is Next.
Lack of actual facts, of course, won’t dissuade Rep Givens from enriching her moral panic and her campaign to invent an absurd solution for a problem that doesn’t exist. She has lined up anonymous (what else!) funding from a constituent in Baldwin County to fund Safe Haven Baby Boxes in what she calls “the 10 largest cities near universities.
In under 400 words Bailey eviscerated baby boxes and those who love them. I can’t tell you how exciting it is to find a journo who actually finds the boxes absurd and doesn’t regurgitate the party line on their keyboard.
Email Iowa state senators asking them to vote NO on HF425 when it comes before them today on the Senate floor.
Iowa House File 425 is a baby box bill. It will allow installation of “newborn safety devices” throughout the state. Baby boxes are legalized anonymous baby abandonment where the identity and heritage of the child is erased. They are also instruments that will lead to increased anonymous trafficking of infants for adoption.
Absolutely no adoptee rights or adoption reform organization in the United States today supports this unhealthy and unethical scheme that abrogates the rights of “legally abandoned” newborns, adoptees, and their biological parents and reeks of private industry privilege and profit. Yet our concerns go unanswered, and in fact ignored.
It’s the white lies, the prevarication, the embroidery, the arrogance and contempt—Mrs.Kelsey’s attitude towards the family medical question–that is the problem. Her response to the relatively soft medical history concern exemplifies her prediculous contempt and adopteephobic attitude toward us. Our horribly complex and varied adoptive experiences, rooted in class, race, economics, misogny, religion and culture, are too complicated and unpopular to be contained in her ego-driven babybox narrative. They and we best be marginalized and avoided.
Safe Haven Baby Box proponents have played-down and ignored individual adoptee and adoptee rights opposition to them except to claim that we “hate adoption” which is simply not true…What we hate are deceptive relinquishment practices, rooted in shame and secrecy, that lead to drastic permanent solutions to temporary problems and a population of adoptees with no birth records, identity, or history
Moreover, the bill contains no requirement that the emergency provider even inform DCS of any type of Safe Haven event, hindering the state’s ability to regulate abandonment care procedures, oversee cases, and track abandonments and numbers. Lack of DCS involvement, in fact, reeks of black and gray market adoption outcomes and trafficking.
The bill originated in AND passed the House Judiciary Committee on February 24,(Friday) and was placed on the House of Delegates’ “Special Calendar” immediately where it received a first reading. A second reading is scheduled for today, February 27. (Monday). I’ve never seen a bill speed through so fast–and apparently with no hearings.
An Indiana bill will build a pipeline of abandoned babies, all boxed up and ready for adoption.
On January 23 (Monday) the Kansas House Committee on Child Welfare and Foster Care is holding a hearing on HB 2024, a bill to legalize the use of Safe Haven Baby Boxes—called Infant Refuge Bassinets in the bill. Kansas has never sealed Original Birth Certificates. There is opposition on the ground in Kansas, and we are asking those opposed to these devices to testify in person in Topeka, or by remote. or to send emails in opposition.
It’s only January 16, but already a record-breaking eight states have Safe Haven Baby Box bills in the hopper, and at least one more state is scheduled to drop a bill soon. We can expect more since not all states are in session yet…Check it out!
Overview of Mississippi law, statistics, legislation, and news stories related to Safe Haven Baby Boxes. Law HB200 (may not yet be codified into current Montana law) Montana StatisticsBaby Boxes: 0Cases: 0Although authorized by a new state law, no baby boxes have been installed to date in Montana. The law is effective July 1, 2023. Legislation 2023 HB 200 Revises the Montana Safe Haven Law to allow a “newborn safety device” (baby box) to be installed at state-approved locations for anonymous relinquishment by a parent. Also allows for a 911 emergency call pick-up by designated service providers. Passed. ERfectivei Datge: July 1, 2023 Hearings/Testimony/Letters Montana H200. Bastard Nation/SSHBBN Letter to Senate Public Health, Welfare, and Safety Committee, dated February 13, 2023 News &Commentary Last updated: June 24, 2023
In a recent TikTok, Monica Kelsey, founder and CEO of Safe Haven Baby Boxes continued her assault on adopted people and adoptee rights… This time around Mrs. Kelsey really jammed it with a head butt into her screen to get her point across that adoptees “with issues” aren’t welcome at her table.
Known or reported cases of infants abandoned in Kentucky baby boxes.
Known or reported cases of infants abandoned in Florida baby boxes.
We’ve slowed down for the holidays, but that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped working. Angelika the Personal Assistant Cat has decorated the office and through her amazing magical cat powers brought the temperature in Corpus, Christi down from the low 80s to 23 degrees. Don’t cross her!
Does anyone believe that all 21 (or is that 22?) babies left in baby boxes and their mothers experienced no medical issues? No medical provider I have ever spoken to believes this.
Dobbs certainly impacts the restoration of adoptee rights to records, history, family, and identity. It establishes a state-backed pattern of purposeful creation and growth of an adopted class without normal identity rights and maintains the spurious ethics of adoption secrecy. It promotes the commercialization of child adoptee bodies and attempts to invent adult adoptee gratitude and adherence to adoption and its institutions. Should we expect a big boom in therapy in 20 years? These are things we need to think about:
Under Oklahoma’s traditional safe haven law, babies up to 30 days of age can be dropped off. Mrs. Kelsey, seems to imply in the article, though, that that age restriction isn’t adequate. Does she mean that parents need more than 30 days to decide if parenting is “right” for them? That safe haven laws pressure parents to decide early? I dunno. I’m old, and I remember when drive-by parenting was discouraged. Unthinkable. Condemned.
People just don’t like the idea of sticking a baby in a box. So it’s being rebranded.
So let’s get this straight. Anyone who opposes Safe Haven Baby Boxes, Inc and its movement and its Dear Leader is weaving the Devil’s handiwork. God has appointed her to break the loom and build the box.
In the parlance of adoptee experience, this is adoption mindfuck at its dirtiest. A neat linguistic and psychological trick that forces adoptees to internalize the adoption lie and never to question adoption–and in the baby box case, the acquisition process. Issues of abandonment, shame, self-worth, depression, suicidal ideation, and self-loathing are the throughline of the adoptee experience. The baby box narrative with its contradictory mother-child message and celebration of abandonment and anonymity moves the bar even lower if that is possible.
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.
Ohio Safe Haven Baby Boxes are in trouble and under investigation by the. state… Mrs Kelsey says that she wants to work with ODOH to settle the issue, but she hasn’t taken responsibility for any violations of Ohio law and her own protocols. Her failure to catch these problems or just plain ignore them, reeks of careless management and an obsession to cook the books with baby boxes that don’t meet standards. “The law doesn’t mean what it says.” is the battle cry. AG Yost, in a letter to Union Township Trustees regarding one of their issues, responded, “yes it does.”
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.