Tuesday (Not) Trivia

Community Leader
Registered: 04-22-2003
Tuesday (Not) Trivia
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Tue, 03-18-2014 - 1:32am

http://news.yahoo.com/five-babies-day-left-chinese-citys-baby-hatch-055330333.html

I feel sad there are so many "unwanted babies" in this area of China they had to close the sanctuary early, but it needs to be re-opened ASAP so these kids are taken care of properly. IMO, just because you have a disability does not mean you don't have worth. The children are innocent, don't you think? Foster care gets a bad rap but there are plenty of good ones.

The parents get flamed for letting the kids go, but it takes guts sometimes to do the right thing (getting love, medical attn and therapy, food, education, clothing, etc.) for your child, especially in an environment where the 2nd or 3rd baby isn't sanctioned by the government without severe penalties.

Not bashing - I'm giving lots of credit to China for these shelters.

Just this week, a woman here in Louisiana received national attention for killing her baby in January with hand sanitizer because she didn't want him (he also had health problems). Again, open the sanctuaries, just don't hurt beautiful children who never did anything to anyone. I speak for myself when I say I'll pitch in!

http://wreg.com/2014/03/14/child-dies-after-mom-injects-hand-sanitizer-into-him/

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Registered: 08-15-2005
Wed, 03-19-2014 - 3:23pm

Both of those situations are extremely SAD to me!!!!  I do give China credit for opening up these places for people, but still makes me sad that any one would want to give up their child.  And for that girl in Louisiana.....That poor little baby!  Makes me sick!

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Community Leader
Registered: 04-22-2003
Wed, 03-19-2014 - 10:57pm

Yep, it's hard for a soft mama heart to fathom (shaking my head sadly)!

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