View Full Version : Newborn Girl "Noel" Dropped Off At L.A. Fire Station
December 26th, 2010, 12:31 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles firefighters have named her Noel.
She's a newborn baby who was dropped off at a downtown fire station on Christmas Eve by a woman who said she had just given birth to the child hours earlier and wanted to give her up for adoption. The baby was clean and wrapped in a blanket.
The newborn was taken to a hospital, but officials say she's "very healthy."
California's Safe Haven law allows parents to give up babies up to three days old at fire stations and other locations without fear of prosecution if there are no signs of abuse.
A fire captain says the mother made "the right decision."
She didn't give a reason for wanting to give up the child, but did say she had three other children.
December 26th, 2010, 12:37 AM
Thank God this woman took advantage of the law and may this baby girl have a wonderful happy life with new parents who love and want her.
December 26th, 2010, 12:50 AM
This is a good thing. I am glad she dropped her off at a safe haven instead of a dumpster
December 26th, 2010, 12:50 AM
Thanks, lady. You are more than an egg donor since you did the right thing.
But shouldn't it be Noelle? Maybe not. All the boys are named Noel. Meh. Whatever.
December 26th, 2010, 01:09 AM
Yes! this is refreshing to read, such a sweet ending. I'll be out of town for days, can sleep better tonight.
Noel, be happy sweet one in the arms of one has dreams of having a child.
December 26th, 2010, 12:19 PM
What would be interesting to know is she was 82nd baby given for adoption in 10 years, in the same 10 years how many were put in dumpsters, trash bags or abandoned somewhere whose parents did not take advantage of this law?
Just my luck sucks
December 26th, 2010, 02:11 PM
What a remarkable, selfless Mother. I can't begin to imagine the strength of her breaking heart to hand over her child, when she has others waiting at home.
I may have been able to give up my first child--not knowing the wonder of a child until having had her for a few weeks. But, by the time the second came I truly understood unconditional love and would/could move heaven and earth for my kids. No way I would be able to hand one of my babies off to a stranger and walk away.
December 26th, 2010, 05:37 PM
I don't even know her and I'm proud of her. Who knows why she did what she did but she obviously had a reason and made sure her baby was safe. I read this on KTLA and there was some negative responses to what she did, some really judgemental bullshit and I got so mad I had to turn off my computer. I thought the same exact thing VXIII, how many other mothers put their miracle in a dumpster instead of making the choice of giving their child a chance at life. God bless and keep her and ALL of her children and anyone who wants to judge her, let's hope they never have to make a choice like she did.
December 26th, 2010, 06:22 PM
Yeah I thought it was a nice Christmas story for once aside from all the baby dumping murderers
December 26th, 2010, 06:47 PM
I like the save haven law because it protects those babies who wouldn't stand a chance in some situations, But hate it because it dumbs down the personal responsibility of the mother for having it in the first place. It also provides an easy way out.
December 26th, 2010, 07:46 PM
Working from malq's post above me here, these breeders need to get that shit corrected! I'm glad that she chose to do this, but look at all the foster horror stories we see. I could care less if she humps the entire NFL roster, but she should have the babymaker put out of commission before she does it!
December 26th, 2010, 09:22 PM
I like the save haven law because it protects those babies who wouldn't stand a chance in some situations, But hate it because it dumbs down the personal responsibility of the mother for having it in the first place. It also provides an easy way out. But it provides a safe way out, look at the alternative of suffocating or strangling the newborn and if she chose to do this, she is a strong woman and I admire her balls... (haha) seriously, she made the right choice for her and her baby... baby is safe, her and other kids are safe... no dead baby story in the dumpster today... this one will get a chance at life, something so many of the others never got...
December 27th, 2010, 01:47 AM
But it provides a safe way out, look at the alternative of suffocating or strangling the newborn and if she chose to do this, she is a strong woman and I admire her balls... (haha) seriously, she made the right choice for her and her baby... baby is safe, her and other kids are safe... no dead baby story in the dumpster today... this one will get a chance at life, something so many of the others never got...
I dont disagree with you completely but just how safe will that baby be? it's going into the fostercare mill run by the goverment. I agree it may be the best alternative, but not a good one. I don't know what her motivation was from the article, but my take on it, if you can't raise it, make it so you can't have one. also your comment about the baby getting killed by the mom is way out there. Inficide is actually very rare. we see the worst on here. Its not that widespread. The chances on the baby being neglected and abused is high though.
Furthermore, I am worried it may become normalized to do this and I would hate to see women widely accepting the notion its ok to get pregnant" Cuz hey, I can just drop it off at the fire station." Doing the right thing is not having the baby in the first place. thats why abortions should stay legal.
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