Several states have passed "baby Moses" laws, creating safe havens for newborn babies whose mothers desperately want to give them up, and who might otherwise resort to abandoning them. But adoption activists say this anonymous option robs orphaned children of crucial, basic information about their identities, medical histories and other important information. A panel talks about the phenomenon of abandoned babies.

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  • Adam Pertman reporter for the Boston Globe and author of "Adoption Nation"
  • John Tyson district attorney in Mobile, Alabama
  • Dr. Caroline Burry professor of social work at the University of Maryland School of Social Work

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