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September 30th, 2000

Give a Baby Away, No Questions Asked

A new law in California offers a new twist to the eternal pro-choice v. pro-life debate: give birth to the baby, and then give it away. No questions, no inquiries, nothing. There’s even a two-week escape hatch, should the mother change her mind.

Thoughts? -pm

Posted in Miscellaneous

FROM: Robert
DATE: Friday September 29, 2000 -- 11:42:46PM
I think the time has come to trade newborn lives like Pokemon cards.

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Saturday September 30, 2000 -- 1:09:00AM

While I think this is generally a better option for "young mothers" than abortion, I can't help but think that the mental scars of "running away from your mistake" will still be with them for the rest of their lives, nonetheless.

All I can say is I'm glad I'm not a woman (and I'm sure you all are glad I'm not a woman, as well) -- I don't think I could handle a decision like that, especially at a young age.

I would have liked it if they went into a little bit more detail as far as what happens to the baby a.) within the first two weeks and b.) immediately after that.

FROM: Terry Murphy
DATE: Saturday September 30, 2000 -- 3:09:39AM
Ok, I'll bite: how is this different from adoption, save for the shorter planning time?

At any rate, after four consecutive baby stories, I'm hoping the Ping goes back to some more timely issues, for example, the market.

DATE: Saturday September 30, 2000 -- 10:59:38AM
I don't know, Ryan... I probably wouldn't mind if you were a woman if you were hot. But... I've got a feeling that you just wouldn't be...

As for how this is different from adoption... I'd guess it's probably just the shorter planning time. The mother wouldn't have to get involved with some adoption agency or anything. She'd give birth and leave it at the hospital and that's that. Beyond that, it doesn't seem drastically different.

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Saturday September 30, 2000 -- 11:59:10AM
Don't the children generally stay with their mother until they're adopted? Or at least sometimes? I have zero experience in this realm, but this would be the only other difference I could think of...

FROM: Huyen
DATE: Sunday October 15, 2000 -- 1:26:47AM
The way I heard the law is that the child can be dropped off a the police station with no questions asked. It will be taken care of for two weeks in which time the mother could come back and claim her baby. If she does not, the baby is considered an abandoned baby and can be put up for adoption. The main idea behind this was to prevent babies from being thrown away in the trash or whatever by young girls who were scared to death about anyone knowing about thier pregnancies or having to take on the responsibilities of parenthood. Apparently there was such a high rate of babies in trash cans or bathrooms or whatever that they had to provide another option for the mother. At least now the child has a chance to survive.

FROM: Robert
DATE: Sunday October 15, 2000 -- 1:41:42AM
Perhaps I am crippled by sanity, but how is it that someone can be so scared of their parents' tyrrany that they would kill a totally defenseless newborn? It's a staggeringly disturbing thought...

FROM: Mandy
DATE: Thursday March 1, 2001 -- 11:41:06AM
I want a baby does any one know anyone that can give me one?!

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Thursday March 1, 2001 -- 11:44:53AM
If only it was that easy. :)

FROM: amanda
DATE: Tuesday October 22, 2002 -- 1:47:06 am
i wish someone would give me a baby...

FROM: Rob [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday October 22, 2002 -- 3:10:15 pm
If you keep posting stuff like that on the net, you'll probably start getting a lot of people offering to at least try to give you one.

FROM: debzee
DATE: Monday December 16, 2002 -- 8:19:23 pm

DATE: Monday December 16, 2002 -- 8:21:15 pm

FROM: Kimberly
DATE: Friday December 12, 2003 -- 2:20:56 am
My husband and I want a baby,,if you want to give yous away cause you are young or can't support it,, we will be more then happy to do it. Leave me an email,, and we can talk.. PLease it is better for a child to have a happy warm safe loving home,, then an orphanage where people don't care...

FROM: Paul
DATE: Friday December 12, 2003 -- 6:00:51 pm
This Ping, too, is suffering from Mauryitis. What's the deal, Ryan?

FROM: Janean
DATE: Saturday January 31, 2004 -- 8:44:48 pm
My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for well over a year. We are now looking into adoption. We really do not want to go through an agency. To me, it seems like they are only out to make a few bucks. I wish there was a way to reach out to these girls and let them know that there are couples willing to help them and that adoption is not a bad option. They are giving the most precious gift to someone. A baby.

FROM: Raelene
DATE: Wednesday March 24, 2004 -- 8:21:18 am
My brother and his girlfriend have told us she is pregnant but they are both young and her mother wants her to adopt it out. My brother doesnt want this and neither does our family is there anyone who knows what we can do about this. Her family are in control but he still has some rights as he is the father ????????

FROM: Paul
DATE: Wednesday March 24, 2004 -- 8:44:27 am
Where's our crack team of lawyers?

FROM: sissy
DATE: Wednesday March 31, 2004 -- 11:20:09 am
I have wanting to adopt for a while but it just costs so much any more.
my husband hasn't any children of his own and I have 2 that are grown now we would love to get a baby .
If there is any one out there that doesn't want to keep there baby for one reason or another please cantact us right a way we have alot of love to give a child girl or boy .


DATE: Saturday January 1, 2005 -- 2:48:59 pm

FROM: helen
DATE: Tuesday March 29, 2005 -- 7:42:41 am
i want to give my baby away

FROM: Heather
DATE: Sunday May 22, 2005 -- 12:30:17 am
Helen if you or anyone out there are for real about wanting to give your baby away please contact my Husband and I, we have been trying for 4 years to have a baby and we are now looking into adoption so please contact us and we will give you all the info you want about us so you can know that you are makeing the right choice with us.
Adoption should not be as hard as it is and it should not cost as much as it does, good honest people should not have to go childless with so many children out in this world with out homes.

DATE: Sunday July 10, 2005 -- 11:41:39 pm

FROM: Beverly
DATE: Tuesday August 23, 2005 -- 9:59:27 pm
I'm interested in Helen's baby I can pay for hospital and doctor, and give infant a good chance in life. we have been terying for 4 years alos and ahve ahd no such luck

FROM: Amy Miller
DATE: Thursday June 15, 2006 -- 7:38:04 pm
I too cannot have children of my own, which is why I am trying to adopt a baby. If you are pregnant, and want to give the baby up for adoption. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, contact me. I am a single female who lives in a BEAUTIFUL home, and in a tight nit community. I live near everything. Please email me SOON and let me know. God Bless.

FROM: Jamila
DATE: Thursday July 13, 2006 -- 8:41:35 pm
My husband and I are looking to adopt a little boy or girl. We have so much love to give. If you do decide to give your baby up for adoption please dont hesitate to contact us. We really would love and care for the baby.

tammy September 7, 2006, 2:12 pm

Interested in adopting Hispanic/Latino. We have older children (teenagers) and would like to help out someone who needs it. Open adoption if preferred.

Ryan September 7, 2006, 2:33 pm

I love the Ping, but if you’re looking for kids here, there’s something way, way wrong.

Meagon January 19, 2007, 8:52 am

I dont know if I should be posting this, for the simple fact that I haven’t made up my mind yet, but I am pregnant and i’M NOT READY FOR CHILDREN YET. I dont believe in abortion, so this was the next best thing. I’m only a month, Im balck & white, the father is black, If there is anything a potential family would like to know, just email me.

Ryan January 19, 2007, 2:34 pm

Um, probably not the best place to be posting. Try an adoption agency.

sarah September 6, 2007, 5:58 pm

I don’t even know what the ‘Ping’ is. I entered something into a search engine and this came up. My husband and I have also tried to have a baby for over 5 years. I find it so very sad that even in this little post, there are so many waiting parents who are caught in the difficulty of adopting a child. The reason so many have posted a response is likely because this it is incredibly painful to know that you are not able to have a biological child, and because of this, you are expected to pay tens of thousands of dollars, have your entire life examined by many professionals, be made to jump through hoops (ie, when you are able to get pregnant, do you have to have fire escape routes posted in every room of your home, or your financial records examined by a “team”, or 5 letters of recommendation, etc, etc???) just for the chance to MAYBE adopt a child. And to top it off, because of all of the red tape, it’s impossible to adopt a newborn. The adoption can’t take place in most states for at least 6 months after birth. Because of this, most awaiting parents have great fear that even if an infant is placed in their home, there is a chance they will have it taken away.
People become empassioned about laws like the one originally cited because you have no idea how much people like me dream of being able to take an “unwanted” child home forever where it would be cherished.I would love to talk with someone who was considering adoption. This says it won’t post my email, but here it is anyway: (sarahbean1_2000@yahoo)

Jennifer Carter November 29, 2007, 11:59 am

i am 32 years old my husband is 44 i have no children he has 2 grown children but we want a baby of our own .We own a 3 bedroom home in Kc ,MO which is full of love but no patter of little feet.i would do anything in the world to have a sweet little angel to share our love with so if you want your baby to have the best of the best contact us at [address deleted] much love and God Bless the Carter’s

Dave Walls November 30, 2007, 7:42 am

I’m looking to make babies. You can have the babies. I’m just interested in the process.

Sexy ladies need only apply. Inquire within.

MELISSA February 24, 2008, 12:03 am


kendall chandler November 23, 2008, 2:16 am

hi there,

my name is kendall chandler I am still younger but cannot have a baby due to infertility! This breaks my heart! IF ANYONE hears of someone not wanting their baby I would appreciate it if someone would contact me! Kendall Chandler and my e-mail is

Alissa December 6, 2008, 2:15 am



Jer December 16, 2008, 10:10 pm

Hi. I can not believe this website even exists, but I figured I’d give it a shot. Recently a baby was found dead in our woods and it just broke my heart. I always say, ” I would take that baby and love it so much!”. I am thankful for the new laws which protect mothers, and hopefully deter people for taking drastic measures such as what recently happened.

My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for years. If you know someone who is pregnant and interested in giving up their baby for adoption, please have her email me. We are looking to do this legally only. Thank you.

Mistie January 13, 2009, 8:07 pm

I think it is an absolute shame that people think it is so absurd to give a baby up but wouldnt think twice if the mother said she aborted it. Why is everything so backwards in this country?? I commend any girl who gets pregnant and has the heart and the wisdom to know that it is better for her, the baby, and the adoptive family to give the baby up rather than an abortion dr. litterally chopping its arms and legs off and sucking its brain out. If you people who disagree with giving your baby up but are ok with abortion, you really need to go to an abortion website and witness an abortion and you might change your minds! God Bless all the innocent Babies!

shereen March 25, 2009, 4:12 am

hi my husband and i have been trying to have a baby for nearly 8 years now and have been to fertility doctors and shows its my husband that is having a problem. we own a big house have a business and have a whole lot of love to give.
i don’t like the adoption agencies for i don’t believe babies are a revenue they are a gift from one person to another they are a blessing. we are looking to arrange a private adoption be a new born or a couple of years old. we would just love to raise a baby. so if you are wanting to give up your baby or child or know of anybody that wants to give up your child please email me we would be happy to hear from you and arrange for a meeting or our solicitors to arrange to talk to you or our solicitors.

brm March 27, 2009, 6:50 pm

Is ther anyone out there that wants to give awy thir baby?

nicky May 2, 2009, 12:33 pm

i got involved with a guy, who sounded nice at first but unfortulately after six months, he got me pregnant, am scared what i should do, all he is interested in is being with me, not minding how we r gona look after the new baby. I have asked him for help and he has clearly refused and even suggested i should have an abotion or give this baby away. I think am confused and dnt know what to do.

Lily May 17, 2009, 4:22 pm

Me and my Husban has reach the age of not having a child, We have a one doughter,she is very lonely without a her young sister, And we would like to have a second child and giving the baby life and better education too.
If you are young and dicide to give your child away for any reason.
Please contact me.

daisy May 30, 2009, 5:52 pm

nicky, usely this is the way it goes, guys want one thing and when you get pregnant it’s your baby.sorry, thats happened to you.think long and hard about what you want to do though,and the answer will come.if you need to chat bye

Ashley June 8, 2009, 11:18 pm

Hi Nicky i noticed your post and the same thing happened to my friend .. now she has a baby thats driving her crazy and she wants to pull her hair out and i was the one who was looking after the baby all the time ~ PLEASE dont get an abortion … If you are looking for someone to take you baby i would love to.
Im not able to have a baby and i fell inlove with my friends but now that i raised her baby for 8 months and she thinks she can handle it now i get screw out of the deal 🙁

Sarah and Hubby August 20, 2009, 2:41 am

Hi. We are a young married couple living in the beautiful peach state. We have been trying to conceive for years, but, due to my having PCOS, it has not been possible. We have looked into adoption, but the costs are way to high and we cannot afford it. If anyone out there is looking for a loving, warm home for their child, please dont hesistate to contact me. I love children, and I especially love infants. We are a very competent and stable couple with hearts full of love to give to a boy or girl out there. I cry every day thinking that I will never have to chance to fill the empty crib in my home. I dont want this to be a sappy story, but I am pleading to you to consider us. Email me please, at

kelly January 18, 2010, 7:10 pm

Hi my husband and I have been trying for 4 yrs. now to get pregnant it happened 2 yrs ago but I miscarried. We are desperate to have a baby is their anyone out there who knows of someone that doesnt want their un born child? we cant afford adoption fees so we’re hoping someone wants to give the baby away. Our home is so quit and we both want to fill it with children. We have so much love to give. Can anyone help us? Kelly

lori February 13, 2010, 8:05 am

my husband an i have 4 beautiful adult kids, 5 grandsons and lots more love to give.we are not rich people when it comes to money, but our riches is all the love in our family! our kids have grown up and have their own family now.we would love to help a young girl by giving her child a good home!we would love to have a little girl,newborn if possible,we already have a name picked for her.if anyone can help us our prayers would be answered. thank you and god bless!

veronica March 5, 2010, 1:25 pm

hello i just found this web site and wow..if i would have found it along time ago..i am a 36 year old woman married to a wonderful man name stevn.. we have been try for years to have a baby.. but no success.. i had a tubal pregnancy when i was 21 and lost my right tube and now it is very difficult for me to conceive..we own our home we have 2 dogs and we live in a wonderful community in is a wonderful place to raise children..we have tryed adopting but wow i cant beleive how expensive it is to adopt a baby in our own country….i work for a non profit organization and my husband works on a farm we make decent money and we have a huge house that is empty and would love to fill it up.. so if you are reading this please concider my husband and i. we would be great parents to the baby you are caring.

teresa May 1, 2010, 4:22 pm

want a baby but can not have one and adopting is to much money my husband and i just want a heathy baby will provid him or her with a loving home and megon if u are for real u can call us at my e-mail n*********

Dave Walls May 3, 2010, 5:57 pm

It’s the Maury thread, ver. 2.0!

James May 5, 2010, 3:03 am

I am a single man living in Alabama and have been tring to find a young person that is wanting to give her baby up. About a year ago a girl was willing to give me custody of her baby when it was born but she got messed up on drugs and she disappeared. Now the baby is state custody and they are not willing to give the baby to me. I am just heart broken. If there is a young lady wanting to give up her baby please in the name of the lord please get in touch with me.I have the most love in the world to give to a b*****

Paul July 6, 2010, 7:57 pm

Hey folks…

We’re going to close down comments on this Ping altogether. As alluded by Dave’s comment from May, lots and lots of people are mistaking this Ping for something it’s not.

If you’re interested in adoption, please check out:


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