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.

Guests

  • 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

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Rating The United States On Child Care

Thursday, Sep 29 2016A majority of parents in the U.S. work outside the home. That means about 12 million children across the country require care. A new report ranks states on cost, quality and availability of child care - and says nobody is getting it right.