I was young, but in my 20's. I wasn't married ....yet, but I was engaged. I had a job..... but it wasn't what I wanted to go do with my life. My children were all a surprise from Karma.... all except Junior. HHH and I planned him. Still, I do not know a single time in my entire life when I did not want my kids. Not a single one. Not when I was in the midst of my divorce from the Ex, not when Morgan became desperately ill and was later diagnosed with diabetes, not when my Ex and his Mom and Dad decided it would be fun to call DCS on me at least once a week to the point that DCS said they would bring them up on charges if they did it again without cause, and not when we were homeless, poor, and hungry. I have always wanted my children. ALWAYS!
Now, it seems, Nebraska has a law in place that says anyone can give their children up, as long as they are under the age of 18, at any safe haven designate shelter, like a church, hospital, police station, or fire station. If you are tired of your kids, can't deal with what it takes to be a parent, and really want to be free.....heck just take a drive through America's heartland and dump your kids off in The Husker State! That's what one Georgia mother just did. http://tinyurl.com/5f65dy She drove from Smyrna, Georgia with her 12 year old son and dropped him off at a Lincoln, Nebraska hospital. Just took him for a 1000 mile drive and dumped him. How do you do that? I have no idea. I cannot wrap my mind around it. Even at my most frustrated and frazzled, I haven't wanted to get rid of my children. What do you tell a kid as you're making that drive?
"Well son, it's been a hard 12 years, and you're OK and all, but Dad and I are really wanting to have some alone time, and you're just getting in the way. So, I am going to drop you off over here in Nebraska, and if our plans change, we'll come look you up, OK?"
What does that do to a child's psyche? How does that affect them for the rest of their lives? Can they even recover from hurt like that? How much therapy does it take to make someone not feel like they were thrown out like a piece of garbage? A whole damn lot I say. Those parents......wait, I'm not going to say it. There may be something horrible happening at home that made these people do this, but dammit man..... I was freakin' HOMELESS and I found a way to keep everyone together.
I feel sorry for these kids..... but a part of me is glad Nebraska had this problem with their law. What would have become of these kids if there was no where for them to go?
The world is frightening..... and it isn't even Halloween yet.