Wednesday, December 3, 2008

card carrying member

Sometimes I am ashamed to be part of the human race. And trust me...it's not all the time. I know humans can be very compassionate. I see the volunteers, the person who hands a bum a dollar and the kid who helps the old lady carry groceries to her car.

But the times that bother me are when I hear about instances like the issues with the safe haven law in Nebraska. I am all for safe haven laws. There will always be unwanted babies...why not give them safe places to be dropped. But who would have thought that by not designating an age limit, that parents from across the nation would bring in kids of all ages to drop off.

While I am not a parent, I can not imagine for a second how you would raise a kid for 10...12...17 years and then just decide its not working out for you. How do you decide your only option is to just get rid of the kid? I can't think of ANYTHING a kid would do that you wouldn't forgive, that you wouldn't want to help out with or that you wouldn't want to help support them through. I can't imagine what goes through that kid's head as their parent drops them off and essentially says, "Sorry Johnny. I gave it a good go, but this just isn't going to work." That kid is scarred for life...and the cycle continues.

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