i was doing some family reaserch and noticed several relatives listed as basket babies (those found on doorsteps) and it gave me and idea for an alternative for abortion.
In england you dont have to prove that the baby is yours when you register the birth ‘you just turn up and say this is my baby it is x days old its name shall be’ also there is no legal obligation to give the fathers name. however if you addvertised you were doing this i would think youd get a call from the boys in blue.
So i thought we could set up a network of “basket families”. people that would take the baby in and claim it as their own (perhaps they may not beable to conceive their own). that way girls that have unwanted pregnancys (eg. through rape) and cant keep the child could go to the preist and he would match them up with a “basket family” on the day of birth the girl delivers the baby in a basket with any medical history and details of where born ectra and any momentoes she wants to leave (eg . photo , leter for when the child is older) to the preist. the “basket family” would then pick up the child and bring them up as there own . how mutch contact the birth mother has can be arranged befor the birth and both parties could remain annonymouse if they wished .
this way the baby gets to grow up in a stable loving enviroment with out going throught the disruption and posible trauma of the care system . childless couples wont have to go through ivf abortion is avoided and the child is garentied a catholic upbringing. (not garentied in england as you arnt allowed to take the children with you to church without getting their consent , one couple who took a 2 year old to church has been struck of the fostering list for ’ riligouce bigotry and discrimination against other faiths’ the argument was that by takeing a child to church so young they will grow up wanting to be catholic and wont get the chance to choose another option, and thats abuse of humanrites!:eek:)
so i was wondering what you thought of the idea is it viable ethical ectra…