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What would you do if some one left a baby on your doorstep?

  1. optimus grimlock profile image59
    optimus grimlockposted 7 years ago

    I asked this in the ? section and they removed it because it prompted a major discussion!

    1. Dovay Lee profile image37
      Dovay Leeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      For me, i must feel sorry for him and the society. I will pick him up. At this moment,i have no ability to raise him for i already have a daughter. I think I will send him to the charity house for the children.

  2. thirdmillenium profile image59
    thirdmilleniumposted 7 years ago

    Transfer it to the next doorstep!

  3. dingdondingdon profile image57
    dingdondingdonposted 7 years ago

    Take him in and raise him, but I would make him sleep in the cupboard under the stairs and treat him like dirt, just giving him hand-me-downs to wear instead of ever buying him his own clothes and forcing him to do all the chores. Then when some weirdo Scottish school started sending him letters I'd throw them away and not let him read them until a huge giant of a man came and broke up our vacation to tell him, "Yer a wizard, 'Arry."

    1. thirdmillenium profile image59
      thirdmilleniumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      And I thought I was mean transferring the baby to my neighbor yikes

      1. skyfire profile image73
        skyfireposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        In case if you failed to get the hint - it's the story of 'harry potter'.

        1. thirdmillenium profile image59
          thirdmilleniumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Good God Voldemort! How stupid of me! sad

  4. Saloca profile image87
    Salocaposted 7 years ago

    I'd start looking for the 'punk'd cameras!

  5. Pandoras Box profile image66
    Pandoras Boxposted 7 years ago

    I get babies on my doorstep all the time! In fact I just officially adopted another one last week, sweet little peaches and cream colored dear. So skinny! His back bone still sticks up after a month and his haunches still seem hollow, but we'll get him fattened up soon enough. Large male, only 9 pounds! Some booboos here and there, but those will heal. He's got one blue eye, and one almost reddish, and he's a mute. His mouth moves, but no meow comes out. He purrs louder than a mac truck, however.

    Obviously someone abandoned the little guy, and he clearly had no clue how to survive in the wild on his own. There are field mice all over! So he shouldn't have been starving. Anyway, he may not have field smarts, but he sure knows how to show his appreciation. I think boy cats are just naturally more lovable than female cats most of the time.

    At any rate, he's far from the first baby to show up uninvited on my doorstep. I think the local pound draws them all a map.

    1. optimus grimlock profile image59
      optimus grimlockposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ya my wife took in a cat when she appeared on our doorstep! I new there was nothing I could say to make her change her mind so I just excepted it!

  6. pisean282311 profile image60
    pisean282311posted 7 years ago

    i would keep it and report to police and take things forward from there...

    1. wilrhoades profile image54
      wilrhoadesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      We have the same thought.

  7. Lisa HW profile image69
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I think the law requires people to report it to the police.  It's child abandonment, and it might be considered endangering a child.  Besides, the person who'd leave a baby that way might be suffering from bad postpartum depression or psychosis, or might otherwise be in serious trouble and need help.  Between not wanting to be charged with something like "unlawfully harboring the product of abandonment" (or something like that), and thinking the person who did it must be in desperate need of help - I'd call the police.  (Now, if the person knocked on my door and simply asked me to help, or even asked me to care for the baby - that would be a different, and legal, thing.)

  8. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    My son did the same, he brought a lost she-cat, like 10 months old no more. I had no choice, between pleading eyes of my son and the cat's I just had to adopt it. 15 years later she is still with me and so is my son. No one wants to move out!

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Homegirl, at least you always have company. lol


      @OP- if it were a baby, then I would follow local laws and report it to the police. If it were a cat or dog, then I would check to see if it had tags for ownership. If no tags, then bring it to a local animal shelter, to find out if it has an embedded ID tracker. If not, then the shelter would keep it, because I already have two cats and have no space or need for another animals in my apartment.

      1. profile image0
        Home Girlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You've got it right as usual Cags, I Do have company. I often dream about some peace and quiet, not for me I guess. Two kids, two cats, two jobs, one sick husband (imagine having two???); at least he does not live with me, but I have to visit him every other weekend and "enjoy"his attitude. Well, I am not complaining, could be worse.

  9. Greek One profile image77
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    write 'return to sender' and put it back in the mailbox

    1. writinginalaska profile image78
      writinginalaskaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile

  10. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    What would you do if some one left THIS baby on your doorstep?

    http://hubpages.com/u/3885977.jpg

    1. lmoynihan082 profile image61
      lmoynihan082posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      HAHAHA.......emmmm

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image65
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        LOL< that is scary..

        for the q from the OP, well, I will report it to the police, for the meantime I will take care of it!!

    2. kirstenblog profile image78
      kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      not try breastfeeding thats for sure yikes

  11. Lisa HW profile image69
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Hey!  That's my cousin's baby!  Where do you get a picture of our sweet little Dillon?

  12. camlo profile image88
    camloposted 7 years ago

    Instead of abandoning their babies, women here in Germany can take them to a babyklappe. I've looked it up on Wikipedia to find out what it's called in English, and here it is:

    'A baby hatch is a place where mothers can bring their babies, usually newborn, and leave them anonymously in a safe place to be found and cared for. This kind of arrangement was common in mediaeval times and in the 18th and 19th centuries, when the device was known as a foundling wheel. Foundling wheels were taken out of use in the late 19th century but a modern form, the baby hatch, began to be introduced again from 1952[1] and since 2000 has come into use in many countries, notably in Germany where there are around 80 hatches and in Pakistan where there are over 300[1] today.'

    1. Lisa HW profile image69
      Lisa HWposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      There are "Safe Haven" places in some US states too - places babies can be left with no questions asked.  Apparently, though, not all states limit the age of the baby, so people have been known to drop off big kids.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yep, the Fire Station as I recall.

      2. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That's interesting about the big kids. I didn't know that. smile

        1. Lisa HW profile image69
          Lisa HWposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          From the looks of this, http://articles.cnn.com/2008-11-14/us/n … ?_s=PM:US, it was going on in 2008.  Maybe they've changed their laws by now.

  13. RedElf profile image90
    RedElfposted 7 years ago

    My grandparents threatened to sell us to the Gypsies whenever we were exceptionally naughty. I always rather thought that might not be so bad, but if I found an infant on my doorstep, I would very carefully check for retreating hoof-beats from the Gypsies' wagons first, and then find another home for the child very quickly. If the child is too naughty for the Gypsies I doubt I could handle it either.

    big_smilebig_smilebig_smile

  14. profile image0
    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    I would put the baby on somebody elses doorstep immediately, ring the door bell, and run away as quickly as possible. I would choose a nice front door though, so I am not all bad!

  15. Bellamie profile image55
    Bellamieposted 7 years ago

    Now see!  I tried to tell my daughter that someone left her sister on our front porch and we HAD to keep her.  This after my daughter asked me to take baby sister back where I got her!

  16. ellahall2011 profile image58
    ellahall2011posted 7 years ago

    I'll report it to the authorities.

    1. Bellamie profile image55
      Bellamieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LOL!!    :-)  Well, ya'll know  that i'm kiddin' around!  Right??!

  17. lmoynihan082 profile image61
    lmoynihan082posted 7 years ago

    I'd alert the authorities that would be the right way to go about it.

  18. Joy56 profile image76
    Joy56posted 7 years ago

    I would so want to keep it, i love babies..... if we found the mother, maybe she would let me look after it for her.

 
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