Parenting
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Indiana demands child advocates abandon baby box effort

Child Welfare | State welfare agency claims the Safe Haven boxes violate state law
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 6/15/16, 11:54 am

Indiana officials say two baby boxes—newborn incubators that allow women to anonymously surrender their infants—are illegal under state law and must be removed.

In a letter sent earlier this month to Safe Haven Baby Boxes, the nonprofit organization that installed the boxes, Indiana’s Department of Child Services (DCS) said the boxes are not a legal way for mothers to give up their babies. Women who use the boxes could face child abandonment charges, the agency warned.

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'You can't know something until you know it'

Parenting
by Chelsea Boes
Posted 3/18/16, 02:12 pm

In college I had a mentor who taught me many things I cannot put into words. But one of those things she put into words herself, and I have never forgotten them: “You can’t know something until you know it.”

By this I think she meant I should be patient with myself, and even with the person I used to be, taking into account that no one is born knowing everything. Wisdom comes from experience. We only get experience by living, so when we are young we sometimes do not yet know how to be wise. If you understand this, you can give yourself and others grace.

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Support swells for Christian family in Norway after authorities seize children

Parental Rights
by Sarah Padbury
Posted 1/21/16, 03:00 pm

When Marius and Ruth Bodnariu sent their daughters off to school one day last fall, they had no idea they would not come home. And they certainly never imagined their three sons would also be gone before the next sundown—all five children seized by the Norwegian government because of their parents’ Christian beliefs.

Tens of thousands of citizens across the globe have joined in protesting the Norwegian Child Welfare Agency’s seizure of the children after a school principal reported their parents for “indoctrinating” their children.

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