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Here is a local story about a baby that was abandoned to die shortly after birth, and was found by a janitor. It looks like he will be fine, and there are lots of people who are interested in adopting him!<br><br>
I just wanted to add this here, because there have been so many depressing stories like this lately.<br><br><a href="http://www.cleveland.com/cuyahoga/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/cuyahoga/1130578403165080.xml&coll=2" target="_blank">http://www.cleveland.com/cuyahoga/pl...080.xml&coll=2</a>
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> How cool!
 

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It won't let me read the 2nd page of the article?<br><br>
I'mgald it looks like a happy ending though. I take it this isn't a place where they have Safe Haven laws? Sad that people do things liek that to babies. Ihope this one finds a good home <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Namaste, Tara<br>
mama to Doodle (7), Butterfly (2), and Rythm (due at home 1/06)
 

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Tara,<br><br>
I'm not sure why the second page didn't work - must have been a fluke because I was just able to look at it. Actually, we do have a safe haven law in Ohio. It was mentioned on the second page...<br><br>
"Ohio's "safe haven" law allows parents to surrender newborns within three days to police, hospitals and fire departments with no questions asked."<br><br>
Reading about this case, it got me to thinking that safe haven laws simply are not publicized enough. They need an ad campaign for the public, and maybe some PR to raise awareness in high schools and colleges... i think it would save some babies.
 

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I agree, Safe Haven laws really need to be more public knowledge. They get talkedabout when something like this happens but that's it. There was some short-lived campaign about then here a couple of years ago. When they first came about. Someone had a baby and left him in a snowbank 30 feet from a hspital door. Wrapped in a blanket and everything. Right outside a hospital door! He was BRAND NEW. Anyway, after thathapepend, a big campaign waved through, but it didn't last very long. There were a slew of babies left in Safe places during and right after the campaign too.<br><br>
Namaste, Tara<br>
mama to Doodle (7), Butterfly (2), and Rythm (due at home 1/06)
 

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When they started here it was 90 days. I think it's 60 days now. I think they do it only that long because they figure if you have had a baby that long, you could have figured out how to take care of it or found someone else to give it to. And it keeps (supposedly) peopel who have a baby and suddenly become overwhelmed when they stop being little pink lumps at bay. Supposedly.<br><br>
Namaste, Tara<br>
mama to Doodle (7), Butterfly (2), and Rythm (due at home 1/06)
 
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