the idea of safe haven adoption

At our last home visit/inspection our licensing specialist asked us a question we weren’t prepared to answer.   We still aren’t.  She asked if we would be willing to take a safe haven child in for adoption.  This is different from foster care adoption.  For those of you who are not familiar with Safe Haven, it is a program where mothers who are unable to care for their child can bring them to different locations, for example, hospitals, fire stations, and churches and drop their babies off and no questions asked.  This program is designed to help prevent finding babies in dumpsters and toilets.

The downside is you could be placed with a safe haven child and the parents have a certain amount of time to come back and claim the child.  The cost of a safe haven adoption is more and you are responsible for the child’s medical expenses, so the total cost is unknown.

So true, when you think you have something narrowed down of figured out, life throws you a curveball!

For more information on Safe Haven, visit ~  http://www.safehaven.tv/states/

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Posted on April 24, 2011, in adoption, safe haven and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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