Friday, October 10, 2008


Imagine if you will. You are a fourteen year old girl who has lost her parents. Your grandparents have adopted you. They do not like your attitude so they take from Iowa to Nebraska to teach you a lesson.

Geez I think someone needs parenting lessons badly. Forget that, they need to have this child taken them from permanently. How dare they treat a child that way? This young girl has already facing abandonment issues. They want add to that. They want to increase her insecurity. Oh my God. Have we as a society lost our fucking minds? Evidently so. The police in Nebraska and Iowa and both of the DHS departments in these states gave this child back to her grandparents. This is cruelty and abuse of a child. They sent her back. These people need to be in jail for this. These folks drove from Iowa to Nebraska to perpetrate this cruel teaching lesson.

Here is the link and the story:

Iowa teen left at Neb. hospital back with family

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Iowa teenager who was abandoned at an Omaha hospital under Nebraska's safe-haven law is back home after her grandparents dropped her off to teach her a lesson but soon changed their minds, officials said Thursday.

The 14-year-old girl from across the Missouri River in Council Bluffs, Iowa, was left at Creighton University Medical Center on Tuesday. She was the 17th child left under a state law that took effect in July but was the first from out of state.

Her abandonment set off concerns that Nebraska's broadly written law could make the state a dumping ground for unwanted children. The law absolves anyone of abandonment charges for leaving a child of any age at a state-licensed hospital. It doesn't, however, overlook other possible charges, including if a child had been neglected or abused.

The guardian in this case used the law to "teach the girl a lesson," said Todd Landry, who heads Nebraska's division of Children and Family Services.

"That's not an appropriate use of the law, no matter where they're from," he said. There was no evidence of abuse, neglect or immediate danger, he said.

Brenda Beadle, a chief deputy in the Douglas County attorney's office in Nebraska, said a child protection case would not be filed in the 14-year-old's abandonment because it didn't seem appropriate.

Beadle said she believed the girl was adopted by her grandparents. She declined to discuss the circumstances in which the girl was left at the hospital, saying only that it stemmed from a "supervision issue."

The prosecutor's decision was made in part because the grandparents wanted the girl back, Beadle said. But factoring in were assurances that the grandparents had the help they needed to safely welcome the girl back.

"Given that family lives in Iowa and had resources in place, it seemed like the appropriate thing to do," Beadle said.

The Iowa Department of Human Services will follow up as needed, she said.

Officials with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services have stressed that the safe-haven law should be used for children in immediate danger only.

State officials have said parents and caregivers contemplating using the law need to understand there is no guarantee a child could be returned to them if they change their minds. The placement may involve the courts, and the process of regaining custody may prove difficult.

Officials have encouraged parents to seek other resources before resorting to abandonment. They've urged desperate parents to ask for help from family, faith-based groups and other community services before abandoning their children at hospitals.

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