I think under normal circumstances that the Anon's question would have either been deleted, or at least several replies would have been for solicitation. BUT this mom is desperate. I realize that some may not have read all of the 76 replies (so far) but she replied 6 or 7 times on the first 3 pages.
Her last post so far was at 9:44pm 8/12/09 in which she was taking her 3-week old baby somewhere in Baltimore to drop her off under a safe haven provision. According to her, she used drugs, stopped while pregnant, is on the edge now trying to parent, but the baby was in danger from her boyfriend (an incident where the baby was crying & he flipped the crib) and her family won't help because the baby is bi-racial. Many have offered to adopt, she originally was looking for an agency, it seemed that she was in a crisis.
Maybe the baby is safe now, maybe the Mama is, but if she never returns to her question, please pray for her.
Answer by pookipoo at 5:38 PM on Aug. 13, 2009
She's on the first 3 pages. Last post 9:44 pm 8/12/09. Good luck, Mama. We are praying for you!
Answer by doodlebopfan at 5:40 PM on Aug. 13, 2009
Answer by ohwrite at 6:05 PM on Aug. 13, 2009
For me the saddest thing about this situation is that if she uses the safe haven law, there will be zero record of who the child's birth parents are and no way that child can ever reunite with it's birth parents, find it's roots and the answers to the all the live questions adoptees have. The abandonment feelings that she'll have cannot be appeased with "your mother made a loving adoption plan and chose the best parents she could". I know an adoptee who was abandoned at birth and she's so unbelievably hurt she can't stand to be touched. It's so very sad, I want to cry.
Answer by onethentwins at 7:00 PM on Aug. 13, 2009
Answer by PortAngeles1969 at 7:10 PM on Aug. 13, 2009
Answer by doodlebopfan at 9:30 PM on Aug. 13, 2009
Answer by Baby4us09 at 11:41 PM on Aug. 13, 2009
Answer by onethentwins at 11:05 AM on Aug. 14, 2009
Answer by doodlebopfan at 11:33 AM on Aug. 14, 2009
Answer by doodlebopfan at 11:43 AM on Aug. 14, 2009