* Recorded by Nevada Kids Count 2003. DONT TURN YOUR BACK TO AN INNOCENT CHILD! © Clark County 81 (Listed by County in the year of 2002. For the year 2003 & 2004 no data has been released as of March 4, 2004. These numbers fluctuate from year to year.) CLARK COUNTY/LAS VEGAS = 8,174
FACT: Per the count in 2003, the number of abandoned, neglected and abused children, in Nevada alone, was over 13,325 per year and increasing.*
The Children in our communities are crying out for help! Will you listen?
We have all heard of babies being left in dumpsters, on someone steps, in rest rooms abandoned. Can we do anything to stop it? YES!
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FACT: Child abandonment occurs in every community, on every social level, anyplace, once females and males of child-bearing age become sexually active. It is fair to say, that some women who abandon their babies do not seek pre-natal care, and some take controlled substances like alcohol, nicotine, and other narcotics (methane, crack cocaine, heroin) which can result in birth defects, diseases, and sicknesses the newly born may inherit, such as: Alcohol Fetal Syndrome, Mental Retardation, Aplasia (undeveloped organs), blindness, low birth weight, stunted growth, Hepatitis B, Respiratory Distress, and Seizures, to name a few. Diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Herpes, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases passed on to the baby before and during birth. Needless to say, not all babies who are abandoned are healthy; some babies are born pre-maturely, some with birth defects and diseases, some malnourished, some born dead! Even if these babies are full term and healthy, they do not have a high percentage of survival - because of the harsh conditions in which they are abandoned. There are many reasons why people abandon their babies, none of which are acceptable.
FACT: Annual number of Abandoned Children under 17 years old in Nevada :
Washoe County 27
Rural Nevada 14
FACT: The exact number of abandoned babies in Nevada is unknown, however there were only 4 babies abandoned legally since the Safe Haven Law was passed on May 31, 2001.
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FACT: A baby is abandoned every 14 seconds! Can you BELIEVE in 1991, 22,000 babies were abandoned, in 1994 over 25,000 babies were abandoned then in 1998 over 31,000 babies were abandoned? That is a drastic increase of 10,000 ABANDONED BABIES over a period of seven years. How many babies have been abandoned over the last ten years? Every 14 seconds a child was abandoned in 2001! This situation has gotten even worse in recent years. It's hard to imagine how high those numbers are now, because no statistical data has been compiled on a nationwide basis for abandoned children in the most recent years.
FACT: THE COST OF AN ABANDONED NEWBORN IS MIND BOGGLING! EACH ABANDONED NEWBORN COULD COST THE STATE OVER $3,000.00 A DAY. ON THE OTHER HAND, IF A NEWBORN BABY IS FOUND ALIVE AND HEALTHY, THE MINIMUM COST WOULD BE $434.00 PER DAY IN A HOSPITAL, IF NOT MORE. THUS RESULTING IN HIGHER TAXES FOR THE RESIDENTS OF NEVADA.
Abandoned Babies© was created to eliminate newborn baby and child abandonment. Our aim is to first focus on rescuing those babies that have been abandoned in the streets from physical abuse, rejection, torture and death! The infant will be given health care, rehabilitated if necessary, provided for and loved. Searching for a stable, permanent home with a family to continue to love and care for them is our next step. Secondly, giving pregnant females the option to KEEP THEIR BABIES, or give them to up NO QUESTIONS ASKED! without the worry of prosecution. Because of the level of complexity related to an abandoned child, we will work with pregnant females up to the age of 18, who are thinking or who have decided to abandon their babies before they have committed the act. See our Question and Answer section for details about how the Safe Haven Law works.
We have National and International interests to start programs in other States and Countries to complete our purpose. If you are interested in our program for your state, please email us at Info@HelpBabies.com
We are NOT a distributor for a baby factory, and by no means encourage childbearing females to abandon their children, but rather assist them to become responsible and productive parents and citizens. We accept the fact that abandonment occurs regardless if most of us choose not to! The Organization is also prepared to deal with ALL issues surrounding abandonment, some of which are abuse, neglect, maltreatment, health care and psychiatric evaluations and treatment. Most importantly, we will create awareness in our communities through means of education and advocacy; for without community knowledge of Abandoned Babies© we can not eliminate abandonment.
WASHOE COUNTY = 2,566
RURAL NEVADA = 2,455
Published by State of Nevada Child Abuse & Neglect Statistics 2002
Things happen in life that we do not always plan for, and maybe some of them we are not too proud of. Unplanned pregnancies can be shocking, but you shouldnt worry, if you dont want the baby. there is HELP!
Instead of abandoning your baby, why dont you let an adoption agency find new parents for the baby?
Adoption! Why Not? Every child deserves a chance to life and an opportunity to live life to the fullest.
Give the baby this chance! Because if you dont want your baby, you can still plan for his or her future!
An adoption agency can help you find a responsible stable new loving family in an healthy environment, who can support the baby and take care of all of his or her financial needs.
Benefits for you:
1. You will know that your baby is safe and alive.
2. You can choose what type of parents you want for your baby.
3. You can give your baby the name you want it to have.
4. You can feel better because you made a better choice.
5. You can still keep your secret!
6. You can choose to see the child again some day if you want to!
7. You can choose your babys religion.
8. You will bring joy and happiness to someone or a family who may not be able
to conceive and or give birth to a baby.
9. You will give your baby a chance to life.
10. You can choose not to see the baby ever again, but at least you will know
that he is going to be taken care of.
11. You dont ever have to take the baby home; the adoption agency can
arrange for the state to keep the baby once you give birth.
12. There are so many other advantages, benefits and reasons to
choose adoption instead of abandoning your newborn.
Benefits for your baby:
1. Your baby can find you if you he or she chooses to.
2. Your child can have a happy life and grows-up to be successful.
3. Your baby will have loving and caring parents.
4. Your baby will be provided for and have a new home.
Benefits for the new family:
1. They will have a chance to share their love and life with a very special baby.
2. They will have joy and be happy.
3. Their family size will grow.
4. They will be very grateful to you for giving a part of yourself to them.
And many, many more reasons.
There are many types of adoptions:
1. Domestic Adoptions
2. International Adoptions
3. Private Adoptions
4. Open Adoptions
Every person's background is thoroughly checked out, when applying to adopt a baby to ensure the baby will get a good and safe family.
For more information on adoption, you can call 411 and ask the operator for a list of adoption agencies; they, too, will keep your secret!
FACT: You have a choice: a safe and healthy decision for your baby even before he or she is born. Most importantly, please make a healthy and safe decision to deliver your baby safe and unharmed.
If you are hiding your pregnancy (keeping it a secret/havent told anyone.) and or scared, afraid, ashamed and dont know what to do; DONT panic! And please DONT abandoned your baby! You may have questions that we haven't covered here. Please talk with us, either by phone or email. We are an anonymous network that can help you - well never ask you your name!
* Recorded by Nevada Kids Count 2003.
DONT TURN YOUR BACK TO AN INNOCENT CHILD! ©
Clark County 81
(Listed by County in the year of 2002. For the year 2003 & 2004 no data has been released as of March 4, 2004. These numbers fluctuate from year to year.)
CLARK COUNTY/LAS VEGAS = 8,174