September 29, 2008

"They were tired of their parenting role"

So a 34 year old widower dropped off his nine children at a Nebraska hospital.

The well-intentioned "safe haven" law has unintended consequences.

The Omaha World-Herald reported that the man had a “history of unemployment, eviction notices and unpaid bills – and a psychologist’s determination that he lacked common sense.”

The children’s grandmother told the World-Herald other family members planned to take care of the children, but the paper said their destination was still uncertain.

In USA Today, Landry said the children were “struggling to varying degrees with what’s happened to them.”

Posted by Jill Fallon at September 29, 2008 9:45 AM | Permalink