The Detroit News reports that early this morning a 13-year old boy from Michigan was abandoned at a Nebraska hospital. The boy and his parent flew to Omaha for the drop-off. No details have been released other than the boy has been placed in an emergency shelter.
In the meantime, Arnie Struthman the sponsor of the state’s safe haven law says he opposes the call for a special session of the legislature to revisit the law. According to him, Boys Town and the Untied Way can address issues so parents don’t have to abandon children.
Later today I will post on this entry an updated list of dumpees, attempted dumpees, and any updates on this breaking story.
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I’ve blogged with many more updates, looks like the mother probably DROVE him in-
Nebraska- Drivin’ all night to dump a kid, Michigan Teen dumped
This would be hilarious if it weren’t so sad. Yes, teens can be a battle to raise. The two I raised gave me some grief, but there is no way I would have consigned them to strangers in another state. My God. (BTW, now, at ages 43 and 39, Mama has become so much smarter than when they were teenagers. =oO)
Nebraska: America’s Dumpster.
Appalled? Go here and check the vote on Nebraska’s law, currently running 2-1 in favor, with almost 35,000 votes in.
Thanks, J. I’ll also add this poll to my next post. Blogger gave me a hard time last night so my update is late. After I do the Donna’s radio how, I’ll have more up.