You suddenly found unexpectedly a newly born baby in your door step?

@mobhomeir (7565)
Philippines
February 9, 2009 12:08am CST
What if one day, when you open up your door there would be a newly born baby at your doorstep left behind? In spite of your financial constraint would you still care for the baby or give it to the charity..?
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@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
9 Feb 09
Hello mobhomeir! Well, if ever it will happen to me, I would probably bring the baby to the charity. If I have the money, I would probably adopt it but because I can't give a good life to the baby, better give it to the right person.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
10 Feb 09
Yes of course. How could you raise that baby if you can't buy what she/he needs. It can't be avoided it involves money when raising a baby...take sometime to have an OJT for the future he he he he Cheers..
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• United States
10 Feb 09
you're right..it take a lot of responsibility too. hmm..I might consider taking an OJT..hehhe..thanks for the advise..
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
I wanted to adopt a child, but not in that situation where I am having financial difficulties. I would rather send the baby to the charity and let them take care of the baby. I think it would not be a bad move if I do that.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
Yes I got your point. How could anybody do that when you can't afford to do so. I mean financial reason...you're just maybe practical woman...thanks..
@us2owls (1681)
• United States
13 Feb 09
I am in the UK and I really don't know what the laws are concerning something like this. I would bring the baby in - check it overt o see if it was OK. Give it some milk or hurry to the store and get it some formula. Once I knew the baby was OK I guess I would call the police and report what had happened. When the police came I would offer to look after the child until they could find out where it came from. There is no way I could keep the child permanently - I am a great grandmother - but I would offer to keep it and love it until they decided what they were going to do about something more permanent for the poor little baby.
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
You must be really a loving grandmother and law abiding citizen..thanks
@benny128 (3622)
12 Feb 09
if you were allowed by law I would keep it its a human life after all doesnt deserve to be neglected so to speak,
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
you're right my friend for humanitarian sake..thanks
@rymebristol (1788)
• Philippines
9 Feb 09
do you mean of an abandoned baby/child in front of our doorstep? it that happens to me/us..i will personally take the baby and report it to the nearest NGO or Welfare Organization for cases of missing babies, if there are no cases of missing babies then i would personally adopt the baby provided with my families opinion regarding on that matter especially if the baby was found in our doorstep but if i found the baby in front of my own house then even without they opinion i would love to adopt the baby.
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
10 Feb 09
That's good for you...you must be a kind hearted fellow...cheers
@maximax8 (27045)
9 Feb 09
I would be delighted to adopt the little baby left on my doorstep. However my country is full of rules and I am sure a social worker would be involved. Even if I was quite poor I would still want to keep the baby. I have a 20 month old son so I would be able to use some of the things he used to own when he was younger. The baby would grow up and be happy in my household.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
10 Feb 09
Yes. I guess you have a good kind of heart...Thanks on your point about this..
@laglen (19782)
• United States
9 Feb 09
I would care for the baby if nobody claimed it.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
10 Feb 09
Oh how kind of you...I guess you're a good man/woman..Cheers..
@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
9 Feb 09
I would care for a child legally gifted to me. No questions why. Even if it was a special needs child. I feel as if my reason for being was the kids I've had in my life... always room for one more.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
9 Feb 09
You're so kind hearted man...keep it up...cheers
@yanzalong (10147)
• Indonesia
9 Feb 09
Well, it's a difficult question. I will have to ask my wife if she wants to look after some one else's baby. Although I do but my wife doesn't want to care for the baby, it'll be a problem for us both. To me, it all depends on my wife's decision because it' ll be her who will be more ingaged in looking after the baby--not me coz I spend most of the time at my office.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
9 Feb 09
Well I guess you're not ready yet to raise a baby or maybe you're afraid to be responsible for that left-behind baby..I understand..thanks on your opinion..
@srganesh (6349)
• India
9 Feb 09
I don't think my doors are for unknown babies.I will immediately complain to the police and they will take the necessary steps.But I am not a cruel hearted one.To say,I will look forth the child will get some milk for it until the police arrives.And I won't think of raising the child by my own.
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
9 Feb 09
okay if that's what comes on your mind..i respect that...thanks for that opinion
@aprilten (1977)
• Philippines
9 Feb 09
The family will have to discuss it. The first consideration would be financial. If we still can afford to have another member of the family then we will take care of the baby. But, as of now, our financial status is not so good. Four of us have maintenance medicines and they cost around 12,000 a month, not to mention other expenses like rent, electricity, etc. So, I'd say the answer is obvious.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
9 Feb 09
Yes. I understand your point. If I would be at your place that would also my wise decision. Thanks for your share...cheers
@maezee (30960)
• United States
9 Feb 09
Simply put, I am neither mature enough nor financially-stable enough to support another being. I'm 18 & in college. I would honestly probably call child services and get the situation sorted out. If I was older and out of college (with a career) I might consider 'adopting' it or at least taking care of it for the time being, but at this point in my life, it would be literally impossible.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
9 Feb 09
Yes I got point baby..of course at your current status how could you adopt a child when in fact you are still studying..I like your logic..thanks..