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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, October 8, 2012

On Parenthood

From the Atlantic:

On November 21, 2008, the last day that the safe haven law was in effect for children of all ages, a mother from Yolo County, California, drove over 1,200 miles to the Kimball County Hospital in Nebraska where she left her 14-year-old son.

What happened in Nebraska raises the question: If there were no consequences, how many of us would give up our kids? After all, child abandonment is nothing new and it's certainly not rare in the United States. Over 400,000 children are in the foster care system waiting to be placed in homes, thousands of parents relinquish their children every year. One woman even sent her adopted child back to his home country with an apology letter pinned like a grocery list to his chest. Whether it's because of hardship or not, many Americans are giving up on parenthood.

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Raising children is hard work for sure.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Attorneys | Oct 8, 2012 8:23:54 AM

There are many things should be taken into consideration, but you've made a good point here. Thanks a lot for that. I will follow your way soon.

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Posted by: Lyle Wardson | Oct 12, 2012 2:55:17 AM

A large number of mother and father give up their kids every year. One lady even sent her implemented kid back to his home nation with an apology page pinned like a shopping record to his chest area.

Posted by: School Admission | Oct 26, 2012 3:31:25 AM

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