• Clearwater, Florida


Regarding the recently opened facility for unwanted infants at Jikei Hospital in Kumamoto: I have worked with children and families for more than 20 years. The argument that people are not comfortable talking with government staff is so true, but the answer is not a baby hatch.

Such traumatic separation from parent, regardless of age, is devastating to children. I now work with developmentally disabled adults, some of whom were abandoned cold and others sent from family to family as private placements and are now living in assisted-living facilities. Overcoming losses of significant people is a major issue for such people.

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