Child Abuse

Posted by Karen Hessen on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Under: adoption, child abuse
    April is child abuse prevention month. "

    What can I do?" you ask;

    First of all, acknowledge that child abuse is a huge problem. It happens in every school, every church, every town, every neighborhood and likely, in every family. It happened in my family in the early 1970's. A niece had a child out of wedlock. She wanted to give the child to us for adoption but her parents said "No grandchild of theirs would be put up for adoption." She felt she had no option and kept the baby. When the child was just an infant the mother's new boyfriend was demanding she give him her welfare money. When she refused the boyfriend poked holes in Ryan's little body with the handle of a wooden spoon. Ryan died. Surely it would have been much better to lose the child to adoption than to death. My husband and I would have gladly adopted Ryan had we known.

If we don't acknowledge child abuse, if we are afraid to talk about it, it will never go away. We must all take a stand to protect children. If you suspect or see child abuse call "911." As difficult as it may be, it is the right thing to do.

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Child Abuse

Posted by Karen Hessen on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Under: adoption, child abuse
    April is child abuse prevention month. "

    What can I do?" you ask;

    First of all, acknowledge that child abuse is a huge problem. It happens in every school, every church, every town, every neighborhood and likely, in every family. It happened in my family in the early 1970's. A niece had a child out of wedlock. She wanted to give the child to us for adoption but her parents said "No grandchild of theirs would be put up for adoption." She felt she had no option and kept the baby. When the child was just an infant the mother's new boyfriend was demanding she give him her welfare money. When she refused the boyfriend poked holes in Ryan's little body with the handle of a wooden spoon. Ryan died. Surely it would have been much better to lose the child to adoption than to death. My husband and I would have gladly adopted Ryan had we known.

If we don't acknowledge child abuse, if we are afraid to talk about it, it will never go away. We must all take a stand to protect children. If you suspect or see child abuse call "911." As difficult as it may be, it is the right thing to do.

In : adoption, child abuse 


Tags: child abuse 
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Child Abuse

Posted by Karen Hessen on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Under: adoption, child abuse
    April is child abuse prevention month. "

    What can I do?" you ask;

    First of all, acknowledge that child abuse is a huge problem. It happens in every school, every church, every town, every neighborhood and likely, in every family. It happened in my family in the early 1970's. A niece had a child out of wedlock. She wanted to give the child to us for adoption but her parents said "No grandchild of theirs would be put up for adoption." She felt she had no option and kept the baby. When the child was just an infant the mother's new boyfriend was demanding she give him her welfare money. When she refused the boyfriend poked holes in Ryan's little body with the handle of a wooden spoon. Ryan died. Surely it would have been much better to lose the child to adoption than to death. My husband and I would have gladly adopted Ryan had we known.

If we don't acknowledge child abuse, if we are afraid to talk about it, it will never go away. We must all take a stand to protect children. If you suspect or see child abuse call "911." As difficult as it may be, it is the right thing to do.

In : adoption, child abuse 


Tags: child abuse 
blog comments powered by Disqus

Child Abuse

Posted by Karen Hessen on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Under: adoption, child abuse
    April is child abuse prevention month. "

    What can I do?" you ask;

    First of all, acknowledge that child abuse is a huge problem. It happens in every school, every church, every town, every neighborhood and likely, in every family. It happened in my family in the early 1970's. A niece had a child out of wedlock. She wanted to give the child to us for adoption but her parents said "No grandchild of theirs would be put up for adoption." She felt she had no option and kept the baby. When the child was just an infant the mother's new boyfriend was demanding she give him her welfare money. When she refused the boyfriend poked holes in Ryan's little body with the handle of a wooden spoon. Ryan died. Surely it would have been much better to lose the child to adoption than to death. My husband and I would have gladly adopted Ryan had we known.

If we don't acknowledge child abuse, if we are afraid to talk about it, it will never go away. We must all take a stand to protect children. If you suspect or see child abuse call "911." As difficult as it may be, it is the right thing to do.

In : adoption, child abuse 


Tags: child abuse 
blog comments powered by Disqus

Child Abuse

Posted by Karen Hessen on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Under: adoption, child abuse
    April is child abuse prevention month. "

    What can I do?" you ask;

    First of all, acknowledge that child abuse is a huge problem. It happens in every school, every church, every town, every neighborhood and likely, in every family. It happened in my family in the early 1970's. A niece had a child out of wedlock. She wanted to give the child to us for adoption but her parents said "No grandchild of theirs would be put up for adoption." She felt she had no option and kept the baby. When the child was just an infant the mother's new boyfriend was demanding she give him her welfare money. When she refused the boyfriend poked holes in Ryan's little body with the handle of a wooden spoon. Ryan died. Surely it would have been much better to lose the child to adoption than to death. My husband and I would have gladly adopted Ryan had we known.

If we don't acknowledge child abuse, if we are afraid to talk about it, it will never go away. We must all take a stand to protect children. If you suspect or see child abuse call "911." As difficult as it may be, it is the right thing to do.

In : adoption, child abuse 


Tags: child abuse 
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
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