posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 06:34 AM
First, I want to say much kudos to the state of Florida for having the "safe haven" law. I'm assuming all 50 states DON'T have this...shame on
the ones who do not.
Second, though I can't conceive of not wanting my baby, I do not condemn some one who realizes they just truly don't and can't be a parent to the
baby. This is nothing new. Babies being left exposed to the elements to die are through-out ancient history, and in China, where strict population
control has been in effect, unwanted female babies are left in the woods to die. This woman did not choose these paths of abandoning her unwanted
baby to sure death, instead she did what she could to save it. But what concerns me is that our society hasn't come to the point that we have made a
mother, who knows she is incapable of fulfilling the required needs of a child, know that she will not be castigated or expelled from our community
because she does the right thing - give up the baby. And it is this failure amongst all of us, that led this woman to try to cover up her
My heart goes out to the 10 year old boy right now....the woman's other child. So far, I have not read anything that insinuates she was a bad mother
to him. He has all of a sudden had his mother separated from him, and is in state care. Let's pray that all is rectified quickly so that IF, in
fact, she is a good mother to this boy - they can be re-united in short order.