I’ve written in the past about Safe Haven Boxes, and no, I don’t support them, I believe education and supportive services should be front and center. Do a public education campaign about adoption and other options available, options available at the hospital, the doctor, your church, options that give you time to think things through, rather than a decision you may regret with no recourse. When Safe Haven Baby Boxes became a thing again a while ago I was flabbergasted. I’ve written a couple of posts over the years, but the first post I’m linking to is from The Daily Bastardette, she’s brilliant and knowledgable.
When I was adopted, my mother called up the County Social Worker and arranged to surrender her parental rights to me. That’s all it took, no need to have a baby box, that option to call the County Social Worker is still available to the best of my knowledge with laws that protect the mother. Posts on Safe Haven I’ve written that came up when I searched.
This one was a personal story I wrote back in ’13 Safe Haven…
This one is from a historical document. Time to relearn, what history already taught us…About Revolving Cradles in Europe in 1869, I copied parts of the Agent’s report to Mass Charities that is linked in the post […] means there was more in that paragraph but wasn’t relevent.