This story absolutely breaks my heart. I can't imagine the desparation a parent must feel to be willing to do this. (Not to mention how the child must feel after they have been left.)
The story of the recently widowed father who abandoned his nine kids because he couldn't care for them any longer has haunted me.
I hope the State of Nebraska, in their haste to re-word this law, realizes that their Dept of Family & Childrens Services needs other avenues to assist these families. (Hopefully all states can learn from this sad chapter....)
And we, as individuals, can be more sensitive to those around us who are struggling but may be putting on a "brave face".... sometimes you never know what someone is going through behind closed doors....
1 week ago