Adoption Policy??? - page 2

by jodyangel | 4,292 Views | 18 Comments

So we've had issues with people coming in labor with no legal paperwork lately. There is no nursery. Nurse kept a newborn with her at desk last night because birth mom didn't want to see the baby. Email from NM saying to cal... Read More


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    I grew up knowing I wasn't wanted. It really, really sucks.

    Prayers for that poor baby....
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    You're wanted here. Thought you'd want to know that.
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    Quote from rn/writer
    You're wanted here. Thought you'd want to know that.
    Awww, thanks, rn/writer!
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    you have every right to be concerned. Is there no SCN or trans. unit where the infant could have been placed?? I am also worried about the mom, candidate for PPD. I work in a rather small OB unit, but we still have a nursery. Who knows what the future brings with staffing esp.we are working on becoming baby friendly.
    you are wanted here!!
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    No nursery so no staff. Manager just said ppl should figure all this out before they choose where to deliver
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    Wow, that NM is--gosh I don't quite have the right word. But to say that the birthmother had to take care of the baby because it's rooming-in only?? Where do the sick infants go to if they need care? What if there is a reason birthmother can't take care of baby--what happens to them? That baby is a patient in it's own right. Major screw up, IMHO.
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    Do you live in a safe-haven state? My thinking is that she not only doesn't have to take care of the baby, she doesn't even have to take it home if she doesn't want to.

    At the facility here (no nursery either) those babies are brought up to the NICU (they are not charged critical care rates), only because the staff exists to take care of them until things can be finalized.
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    Quote from DSkelton711
    Wow, that NM is--gosh I don't quite have the right word. But to say that the birthmother had to take care of the baby because it's rooming-in only?? Where do the sick infants go to if they need care? What if there is a reason birthmother can't take care of baby--what happens to them? That baby is a patient in it's own right. Major screw up, IMHO.
    We don't take care of sick babies. They would have to be sent out. No nicu nothing.
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    Quote from Jory
    Do you live in a safe-haven state? My thinking is that she not only doesn't have to take care of the baby, she doesn't even have to take it home if she doesn't want to.

    At the facility here (no nursery either) those babies are brought up to the NICU (they are not charged critical care rates), only because the staff exists to take care of them until things can be finalized.
    Our NM said it was abandonment if she wouldn't take care of her newborn. The biggest issue here tho was that they had no legal paperwork in order. They were going to do a private adoption after leaving the hospital.


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