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Angel gowns for infants who don’t come home because a child matters even in death

Posted in Premie with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2014 by saynsumthn

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Angel Wings Memory Gowns was created to help families during the devastating loss of a baby. The group of volunteers repurposes wedding dresses into burial gowns for infants who don’t come home from the hospitals.

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On their Facebook page they write, “Our talented seamstresses re-purpose wedding and formal dresses into complimentary burial gowns for babies who earn their angel wings.”

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Founder, Jennifer Jones said that each gown is different, she told a Tennessee news station that, “On the back of each gown we cut out a heart and then place it on a tag for the mother to see. It’s got scripture on it that tells about us and what we do. We take several gowns of each size to various hospitals in the area,” she states.

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It’s hard to find clothes for babies who are before forty weeks gestation. So when parents lose a child that young, they don’t have anything to put them in….every child no matter how small should get something that they are able to wear,” Jones said.

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In Texas, tiny Gracelynn Rae is being rocked by her father as he reads her scriptures. She died shortly after being born.

A Dallas TV station reports that Gracelynn Rae will forever be wrapped in a very special gown made from his sister-in-law’s wedding dress.

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It’s a little part of me that gets to go with her,” Gracelynn’s aunt, Jenny Leon tells the news station, “It was just the best gift that I could think of at the time.”

The dress will be made by NICU Helping Hands, a Fort Worth non-profit organization founded in 2013 which turns wedding gowns into tiny angel gowns.

Angel Gown Website

The non-profit has 900 seamstresses nationwide and says that they have mailed over 3,000 gowns and have an additional 5,000 that they are currently processing.

Founder Lisa Grubbs thanks the volunteers for the dress donations, “This is what it meant to have somebody honor our baby and their life, no matter how short it was. Thank you for understanding that a child matters, even in death.”

911 call- Mother stabbed infant in the head, in front of social workers

Posted in child abuse with tags , , , , , on May 31, 2012 by saynsumthn

A Baltimore woman is charged with attempted first-degree murder after stabbing her 8-month-old girl fives times in the head, neck, and chest.
Kenisha Thomas is charged with attempted first-degree murder for her gruesome crime against her infant child. According to police reports acquired by The Baltimore Sun, the incident occurred during a supervised visit at a welfare office between Kenisha, 29, and her daughter, who was removed from her care for unknown reasons. Kenisha was speaking with her social worker Dana Hays during the meeting and when the visit was over, Kenisha exposed her knife and stabbed her baby.

As the baby was stabbed, Dana ran out screaming for help. William Purnell Short III, a social services veteran, responded to the cry and barged into room 117, the scene of the crime. He saw Kenisha using her left hand to hold the baby on a table and her right hand to press a kitchen knife into the baby’s throat.

The social worker, who made the report to the police, threw a chair at Kenisha and forced her to let go of the baby. She then fell to the floor with the knife lodged in her neck. William held the woman until police arrived.

Remarkably, the infant survived the attack and is being looked after at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Kenisha is being held without bail on charges of attempted first-degree murder, assault and child abuse.

Mother stabs child at social services office
security questioned
Police take mother into custody
infant expected to survive

The scene outside a Social Services office in East Baltimore… (Photo by Peter Hermann )
April 24, 2012|By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun
Authorities are investigating Tuesday’s security breach at a Baltimore social services office, which police said allowed a woman hiding a large kitchen knife in a bag to enter the building and stab her 8-month-old daughter.

The infant was wounded in the neck and head, and police said a social worker was in the room when the stabbing took place. The baby was in good condition at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, and as of Tuesday evening, no charges had been filed against the mother, who was in police custody.

But the incident raised questions about safety in a building where tense, emotional meetings between parents and their estranged children are routine.

“No, our folks do not feel safe,” said Patrick Moran, Maryland director of the union that represents social workers throughout the state, including those at the East Biddle Street building where the attack occurred.

“People who come into these offices are going through a difficult time in their lives,” Moran said. “Sometimes they act out and act irrationally. This time, it’s a baby who was the victim. That’s unacceptable.”

Officials representing the city Department of Social Services said an extensive review is being conducted to determine if security guards followed procedures, and if those procedures are sufficient.

“We are absolutely looking into all these questions and working very closely with police,” said Ian Patrick Hines, a spokesman with the Maryland Department of Human Resources. “We are reviewing our security procedures at all of our sites to [determine] how this came to happen and make sure it doesn’t happen again. This is a very unfortunate situation.”

The building is in a nondescript, block-long office complex in the 3000 block of East Biddle St., just west of Edison Highway. It is surrounded by a chain-link fence topped with barbed wire, and visitors are required to show identification, submit bags for inspection or search, and walk through a metal detector. Police said the woman, described as in her late 20s or early 30s, did not have identification with her.

Hines described the sort of violence that occurred Tuesday as “extraordinarily uncommon.”

Moran, of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, said complaints about lax security have been made in meetings with agency managers — to no avail. Moran said he’s been trying to increase security patrols on floors where meetings such as the one on Tuesday took place.

The union head said he would prefer to have Department of General Services police instead of a private security force. “Those are the people you need to do the job,” Moran said. “Events such as this are going to become more commonplace if security needs are not met.”

Baltimore police detective Donny Moses, a department spokesman, said the stabbing occurred shortly after 10 a.m. He said the mother was in a room with her daughter and a social worker when she “became irate.”

Moses said the woman took a large kitchen knife out of a bag and stabbed the girl several times, including in the head and over her left eye. He said the social worker was not injured.

“We have a long way to go with this,” the detective said of the investigation. Police did not detail how the woman was subdued.

Police said it was too early to determine why the mother — who cut herself on her hands during the attack and was treated by paramedics at the scene — became angry. Neither Hines nor police would describe how she was involved with social services or whether she had a history of violence. Her name was not made public because criminal charges had not yet been filed.

Joan Little, who runs the child advocacy unit for the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, said the social services office has to fulfill dual roles — to ensure safety and to provide a comfortable environment for parents and their children. She described the rooms as having toys and games, but also as “institutional gray.”

The get-togethers can often be uncomfortable, occurring under the watchful eyes of counselors who work for the agency that in many cases separated the children from parents.

“These are difficult situations,” said Little, an attorney whose staff represents children in welfare and neglect cases. “We want to promote family visits. It is so tough when a security situation like this happens.

“Normally, everyone would be supporting more contact between children and parents, and not restrained contact.” The idea, she added, is for the “mother-baby visit to be personal enough that it can support the bonding that is supposed to be happening.”

Little, whose attorneys visit the East Biddle Street building at least once a week, said it would be counterproductive for a security guard to attend each meeting. But she would support it when violence is a part of a parent’s history.

Little said she feels safe in the building. She said there is a metal detector at the entrance, and she has seen guards going through purses and checking IDs, though not every time.

“It’s not like airport security … ” she said. “I don’t feel that it’s a dangerous environment. But certainly we’re dealing with parents who have significant mental health problems, and significant drug problems. On any given day, anything can happen.”

RFID Chip planned for infants scrubbed- so far !

Posted in Big Brother, RFID with tags , , , , , , , on November 9, 2010 by saynsumthn

Plan to tag new babies causes outcry
French company’s scheme to identify all young children electronically is opposed as an invasion of privacy

Laure Belot Guardian Weekly, Tuesday 9 November 2010 13.59 GMT

A French company, Lyberta, has just dropped plans to fit children in several nurseries in Paris with electronic tags, after a newspaper revealed the scheme. Trade unions, councils and civil liberties groups were indignant at the invasion of privacy. But the response to the idea in online forums was much more divided: “I have been longing for this ever since my first child was born,” a woman wrote. “My three-year-old daughter walked out of her infant school and the teachers found her in the next street … I would rather put a tag on my child than sign up for a kidnap warning scheme.”

In a world that seeks to eliminate risk altogether, are parents prepared to tag their children? “The basic problem is that we are being swamped by technology, but society has largely failed to address the topic,” says Alex Türk, the head of France’s Commission for Information Technology and Freedom (CNIL). Discussion on the subject has barely started, whereas the technology is there, and working. What might have seemed science fiction a decade ago is now possible, thanks to radio-frequency identification. RFID tags, with a chip and an antenna, are used to store data for remote access. Once fitted with such a device, a wristband or garment becomes smart, unique and locatable.

Some RFID chips are passive, like the swipe cards for transport systems that use transmitter-readers. Others are active, where the chip has its own power supply and transmits a signal at regular intervals. A web of receivers monitors the area under surveillance, locating chips and their bearers. Nearly 150 maternity units worldwide already use this system. Wherever they are taken in the hospital, a track can be kept on babies wearing wristbands with active chips. An alarm is tripped if the band is cut, covered or removed from the unit. “We won our first contract with the maternity hospital in Birmingham, in the UK,” says the CEO of France’s Bluelinea, Laurent Levasseur. “A newborn baby had been kidnapped shortly before.” The company now supplies customers in 17 countries, including the US, Hong Kong, Kuwait and Spain.

“Portugal and Brazil have even passed laws to make individual security devices compulsory in maternity hospitals, to combat kidnapping and swaps,” Levasseur says. In 2009, some 300,000 infants were tagged around the world.

In France, 50,000 babies were tagged in 2009. “About 30 hospitals use our wristbands, but the subject is still something of a taboo,” Levasseur says. “Last year there were two attempted kidnappings in French maternity units, with one in our area,” says Philippe Cruette, deputy head of the Bordeaux-Nord clinic. “We were keen to respond to the concerns of mothers who had heard about these in the media.” RFID wristbands have been available since January. Cruette adds: “Roughly half the mothers ask for a tag, mainly young women having their first baby.”

Bluelinea, however, has decided not to equip nurseries or schools. “The first inquiries we received were from Belgium … I turned them down,” says Levasseur. “There is an unfortunate side effect with fitting tags to minors: they lose all sense of responsibility. We can’t just do anything simply because it’s technically possible.”
Such considerations have not registered in the US. This September, an infant school in Richmond, California, kitted out its three- to six-year-olds with basketball jerseys with active RFID tags, to save 3,000 supervisory hours.

It is a federally funded school and pupils come from very underprivileged backgrounds. The parents do not really understand what is at stake,” says Nicole Ozer, the policy director at the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California. “The system cost $160,000, money that could have been spent hiring more teachers. What’s more, it has been proven that these systems can be hacked, exposing the kids to even greater risks.”

This is not the first experiment in California. In January 2005 a primary school near Sacramento invested in tags for its pupils, but had to shelve the scheme after six weeks in response to parents’ concern about a form of surveillance that was not justified by any real threat. But the initiative did last long enough for civil liberties groups to draft a bill that would impose stricter controls on the use of ID tags in schools.

“The bill gained massive support and was passed in 2007,” Ozer explains. “It required parents to be informed about the technology and to give their assent. But the governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, never signed the legislation into law, claiming at the time that it was pointless, as no further cases had been reported in California.” Recent developments have proved him wrong.

“I’m not very hopeful. Society is going to be shaken up over the next 15 years because private life as we know it will cease to exist,” says Türk. “We sometimes need to say ‘no’ to the temptations of technology. We are going to see even smaller devices, and the tinier they become the more difficult it will be to legislate. The French parliament should address RFID tags and promote genuine debate at home and abroad.”

He is convinced the tags and their positioning systems should require authorisation by the CNIL before they can be used, as has been the case with biometric systems in France since 2004. That way the watchdog would have been alerted before plans to equip Paris nurseries were approved.

Baby Girl Attacked in Crib by Raccoons: ‘Extremely Serious Injuries’

Posted in Animal Attacks with tags , , , on November 4, 2010 by saynsumthn

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Baby found at Planned Parenthood was born alive

Posted in child abuse, Planned Parenthood with tags , , , , on September 14, 2010 by saynsumthn

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JUST FYI- Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion clinic chain.
get some info on Planned Parenthood’s eugenic history here Maafa21

Dead baby found in storage bin at Planned Parenthood

Posted in Abortion, child abuse, Planned Parenthood with tags , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2010 by saynsumthn

Infant Found Dead At Planned Parenthood

9-11-2010

Police found an infant dead inside a storage bin at the Planned Parenthood building in Winston-Salem Saturday morning.

Police found an infant dead inside a storage bin at the Planned Parenthood building in Winston-Salem Saturday morning.

According to WITN’s sister station, WXII, officers arrived at the facility at 3000 Maplewood Ave. for a security check at about 7 a.m.

Members of Criminal Investigations were contacted and detectives responded to assume the investigation.

Police said the baby was a white newborn baby girl. The cause of death remained under investigation and an autopsy will be performed at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, police said.

Police said they’re seeking information to help them with the investigation.

This morning our Planned Parenthood staff found an unidentified storage bin outside the health center and immediately called police,” spokeswoman Melissa Reed said in an e-mailed statement. “We are fully cooperating with law enforcement as they conduct their investigation. Our hearts and prayers go out to all involved in this tragic situation.”

***Sad story- but- I have to ask—did they care to check the rest of the building for the rest of the dead babies who are aborted?