The Washington Times - November 13, 2008, 06:09PM

Some parents in Nebraska are rushing to abandon their children at so-called “safe havens” before state lawmakers can change the law, the Associated Press is reporting.

When lawmakers enacted the safe haven law, which allows overwhelmed parents to leave their children at designated sites for state care, they didn’t define the term “child” and didn’t specify an age.


They thought that only new moms and dads would drop off their newborns. But parents have been abandoning kids as old as 17 and 18.

Now that the lawmakers have decided to amend the law to apply only to newborns, parents are racing to safe havens to beat the clock.

Just in time for the holidays!