I couldn't post about this right away I was too upset- I have had time to calm down a bit but am still pretty upset by this.
Last week about two blocks away from my home a newborn baby was abandon in someone's yard.
I do not understand this. I have tried but I don't get how anyone could think this would be a good way to resolve not wanting a baby. In Illinois we are blessed with a 'Safe Haven' law that dictates a newborn less than 72 hours old may be abandoned with no repercussions to the mother at any ER, Police Department, or Fire Department. There is a fire department about 6 blocks from where the infant was left. Why not there? Ring the bell hand the baby over- no harm no foul- just leaving the baby in some random persons yard....why?
It also makes me angry for so many friends I know who have struggled and fought for their children either through adoption or infertility treatments. Why this woman who has no obvious thought or care for her baby...why does she get such a gift and so many others have to fight for it?
Assuming she was not one of the rare cases where she did not know she was pregnant- you do have some time to adjust to the idea of having a baby and making a plan- adoption- whatever. There are options.