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(Pix11)   For the first time, somebody put a baby in the baby box at the firehouse in Coolspring Township, Indiana   ( pix11.com) divider line
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4806 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Nov 2017 at 11:11 PM (26 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2017-11-14 07:07:22 PM  
I hope momma is ok.

I mean, we all assume she volunteered to give the baby up for the good of the baby...

But my mind wonders about the full story. I hope she gets the help she needs.
 
2017-11-14 07:33:59 PM  
That is so wonderful and how great was the Chief's response? What a great program.
 
2017-11-14 07:38:38 PM  
Fb is the father
 
2017-11-14 08:14:23 PM  
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Well, it's better than the corner...
 
2017-11-14 09:22:50 PM  
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2017-11-14 11:13:46 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: I hope momma is ok.

I mean, we all assume she volunteered to give the baby up for the good of the baby...

But my mind wonders about the full story. I hope she gets the help she needs.


Done in One?
 
2017-11-14 11:15:12 PM  

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Well, it's better than the corner...


Or a dick in the box.
 
2017-11-14 11:17:01 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: [img.fark.net image 588x351]

Well, it's better than the corner...


Came for this, leaving Dirty and Dancing.
 
2017-11-14 11:18:07 PM  
This was like a week ago and I'm pretty sure the babies name is pete.
 
2017-11-14 11:20:21 PM  
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2017-11-14 11:21:40 PM  
Good on the mom
 
2017-11-14 11:21:41 PM  
I have no snark for this.

Horrible, but courageous decision by the mother.   I cant even imagine.

Hope both mother and child fare well....
 
2017-11-14 11:23:39 PM  
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Put the baby back in the box.
 
2017-11-14 11:25:14 PM  
The sad thing is that there are only two in the country..there needs to be more.
 
2017-11-14 11:26:05 PM  
I guess alternatives work, and a baby was saved?
 
2017-11-14 11:32:36 PM  

Kirablue42: The sad thing is that there are only two in the country..there needs to be more.


California's "Safely Surrendered Baby Law" allows someone to surrender their newborn at a designated facility (usually a fire department or emergency room) within three days without any repercussions.

/and no one posted something from MASH yet? You disappoint.
 
2017-11-14 11:40:50 PM  
There used to more of these around, but then people would dump their two-year-olds in there.
 
2017-11-14 11:44:55 PM  
There are only two of these?  I thought it was a common thing in some areas.

Good on the mom, all the best wishes and hopes for the baby.
 
2017-11-14 11:45:34 PM  
Good, I am so glad to hear that a baby is safe, rather than thrown somewhere it shouldn't be.
 
2017-11-14 11:46:07 PM  

jsmilky: There used to more of these around, but then people would dump their two-year-olds in there.


Teenagers too I assume.
 
2017-11-14 11:48:17 PM  
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2017-11-14 11:56:42 PM  

Antimatter: There are only two of these?  I thought it was a common thing in some areas.


Apparently there are only two deposit boxes, but most places have laws allowing no-questions-asked abandonment.

For example, here in Illinois: "An unharmed newborn, up to 30 days old, may be handed to staff at a hospital, emergency medical care facility, police station, firehouse, college/University police station, or Illinois State Police district headquarters. No questions need to be answered and there is no fear of prosecution."
 
2017-11-15 12:09:23 AM  
Tried for years to have a baby girl.... all We got was boys.  I read this story and I really want to adopt a baby girl even more now... just need  O convince the wife.
 
2017-11-15 12:13:18 AM  
man-made climate change deniers.  pffft!
 
2017-11-15 12:17:45 AM  

gingerjet: Kirablue42: The sad thing is that there are only two in the country..there needs to be more.

California's "Safely Surrendered Baby Law" allows someone to surrender their newborn at a designated facility (usually a fire department or emergency room) within three days without any repercussions.

/and no one posted something from MASH yet? You disappoint.


What does a chicken on a bus have to do with any of this?
 
2017-11-15 12:21:36 AM  

abhorrent1: This was like a week ago and I'm pretty sure the babies name is pete.


I would have gone with Bill.
 
2017-11-15 12:26:25 AM  

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The Finnish Baby Box also contains a Mosin-Nagant M/28-30 sniper rifle, because Finland is always on the lookout for the next Simo Häyhä. Fark the Russians!!!
 
2017-11-15 12:26:52 AM  

SecretAgentWoman: I hope momma is ok.

I mean, we all assume she volunteered to give the baby up for the good of the baby...

But my mind wonders about the full story. I hope she gets the help she needs.


Until your post it hadn't occurred to me that it might not be the momma's decision.

My hospital is a safe haven spot.  Had a baby dropped off recently.  Everybody felt for the mom and admired her as well. it must take a lot of courage and maturity to give up a child you carried for nine months because your life isn't put together yet.
 
2017-11-15 12:29:08 AM  

Kirablue42: The sad thing is that there are only two in the country..there needs to be more.


Plenty of safe haven spots though.  You can still drop off the baby in person and they won't even ask you your name.  This is true of many hospitals and fire stations around the country.  The box, specifically, is what there's only two of.
 
2017-11-15 12:32:40 AM  
Kudos to the mom for bringing an apparently unwanted pregnancy to fruition and safely giving the child up for adoption.

I know women who have aborted (murdered) babies.

I know women who have medical problems and desperately want to adopt, but are victim to a lack of home-grown supply.

It's wonderful this community is wise and allows a mom to chose anonymous adoption over murder, sorry "termination".
 
2017-11-15 12:33:56 AM  
Was it a repurposed night deposit box from a bank? Most of those have gone away, sensibly, because they last thing you want is to create a pattern of people walking towards those things after dark.
 
2017-11-15 12:36:58 AM  
Them diapers got laundry numbers on them. You remember your number and always wear the ones that has your number. Any baby forgets his number spends a night in the box.

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2017-11-15 01:05:34 AM  
Didn't some place try this before but never set an age limit? Then one day someone drops off two teenagers.
 
2017-11-15 01:30:34 AM  
I wonder how many kittens and puppies are left in the box?
 
2017-11-15 02:18:02 AM  

fickenchucker: Kudos to the mom for bringing an apparently unwanted pregnancy to fruition and safely giving the child up for adoption.

I know women who have aborted (murdered) babies.

I know women who have medical problems and desperately want to adopt, but are victim to a lack of home-grown supply.

It's wonderful this community is wise and allows a mom to chose anonymous adoption over murder, sorry "termination".


Dude, hope you realize you don't need to be Pro-Life to be happy for mom & baby here.  Sounds like she had the ability to do whatever she needed to do to bring it to term, not all women can do that.  My boss's wife was flat on her back the entire third trimester- it's lucky she was working a desk gig and husband could run the house.  My mom couldn't even drive most of the third trimester, she was so big (short lady).  

Pro-choice is about maximizing the % of happy, loved kids.  It's great that the infant is getting so much attention, instead of being stuck in the foster care system for better part of two decades, then kicked to the curb.
 
2017-11-15 02:47:51 AM  

DilemmaDave: I have no snark for this.

Horrible, but courageous decision by the mother.   I cant even imagine.

Hope both mother and child fare well....


What makes you think the mother put it there?
 
2017-11-15 02:51:11 AM  

astouffer: Didn't some place try this before but never set an age limit? Then one day someone drops off two teenagers.


I'm thinking it was Indiana that had a Safe Haven law for about a month that was intended for babies but not specific about the age... I think the oldest they got was an unruly 16 year old.
 
2017-11-15 02:57:03 AM  
This was on the news here, it's around 45-50 miles west of where I live. I think it's great that they actually got some use out of it, it's been there for awhile if I remember right. Props to the parent for realizing they were in over their head or whatever it was, at least they did the right thing by not leaving it in on the side of the road or something like that.

In other news, their fire chief still uses a pager but I'm not sure if that's a fireman thing or not. It's still good to hear some good news like this, there's too much bad news these days about babies or small children and for once, a good use of public money.
 
2017-11-15 04:58:07 AM  

fickenchucker: Kudos to the mom for bringing an apparently unwanted pregnancy to fruition and safely giving the child up for adoption.

I know women who have aborted (murdered) babies.

I know women who have medical problems and desperately want to adopt, but are victim to a lack of home-grown supply.

It's wonderful this community is wise and allows a mom to chose anonymous adoption over murder, sorry "termination".


Calling it murder doesn't make it murder.  It does make you sound like an idiot, though.
 
2017-11-15 05:23:05 AM  
Color me heartless, but I can't admire someone for abandoning her child. And what about the father?  Why does the mother get to decide unilaterally to give up the baby?

It's worlds better than tossing the baby in a dumpster, but that seems a pretty low bar for referring to her as courageous and admirable.
 
2017-11-15 05:32:37 AM  

jsmilky: There used to more of these around, but then people would dump their two-year-olds in there.


Twenty-somethings. Too big for the box. 10P/ I gather probably the same time of night the child was conceived.
 
2017-11-15 06:18:01 AM  

Kirablue42: The sad thing is that there are only two in the country..there needs to be more.


Two in the country and both in Indiana.  How come no more?  Where are all the god-fearing, baby-loving Christians, besides voting for Roy Moore?
 
2017-11-15 06:18:22 AM  
What does the Birth Certificate of a "baby box" baby look like?
 
2017-11-15 06:43:26 AM  

Greybrd: This was on the news here, it's around 45-50 miles west of where I live. I think it's great that they actually got some use out of it, it's been there for awhile if I remember right. Props to the parent for realizing they were in over their head or whatever it was, at least they did the right thing by not leaving it in on the side of the road or something like that.

In other news, their fire chief still uses a pager but I'm not sure if that's a fireman thing or not. It's still good to hear some good news like this, there's too much bad news these days about babies or small children and for once, a good use of public money.


Emergency personnel still widely use pagers, the battery life and reception is much better than a cell phone

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_​a​nd_science/medical_examiner/2016/02/wh​y_do_doctors_still_use_pagers.html
 
2017-11-15 07:30:42 AM  
The purpose of the "box" though is that it is supposed to be more anonymous than the "safe haven" drop-off.... even if the firemen are not supposed to ask your name or anything, they still might see you (and depending on the size of the community, that will likely mean they recognize you as well).... that there are no cameras are recording it (or nearby allowed I am guessing), so, there is absolutely no identification of the person dropping the baby off, is supposed to make it more likely someone will feel comfortable using it.

My guess is people would still be skeptical of the "no camera" thing though... this example going off w/o an ID might make future potential users more likely to do so.
 
2017-11-15 08:12:36 AM  
Again?
 
2017-11-15 08:35:31 AM  
Really, Fark?  I have to be the one to do this?  Well, all right, but you owe me a nose-spew then.

"Newborn left in fire department's Safe Haven Box for 1st time."

She'd have to be a really ugly baby if it was her second time.

Also, baby drop-boxes were a big thing in medieval convents, monasteries, etc.
 
2017-11-15 08:55:03 AM  
you'd think someone would have come up with a good TNR program by now.
 
2017-11-15 09:01:52 AM  

elkraf: What does the Birth Certificate of a "baby box" baby look like?


Very much like Paddington Bear's, but with no mention of Darkest Peru.
 
2017-11-15 09:34:13 AM  
It's very sad that these boxes are needed

I hope she never gets the baby back.  Every once in a while you read about how some crackhead got her life together, and sues to get the kid again.

You abandon a baby, you lost your chance
 
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