According to Project Cuddle, it has been estimated that there are 57 babies abandoned daily across the United States. 57 babies daily. This adds up to over 20,000 babies a year. This statistic is too shocking too avoid.
Baby abandonment is defined as an infant under the age of 12 months bring “discarded” or left alone for an extended period of time in a public/private setting with an intention to dispose of the baby.
This is where Project Cuddle comes in.
As the website states:
Project Cuddle™ is the result of one woman’s crusade to help prevent infants from being abandoned. Debbe Magnusen fostered over 30 drug-exposed babies, while raising two biological children. Eventually five of those beautiful little ones were adopted and became part of the Magnusen Family.
The Project Cuddle™ crisis line was actually formed from the living room of Debbe’s home, with the hope of ending baby abandonment. Within 12 hours of opening the 24 hour crisis-line, Project Cuddle got its first crisis call. A frightened woman that had hidden her pregnancy from everyone she knew, was due to deliver any and had no prenatal care. There was no time to waste. Debbe had only days to orchestrate a safe and legal alternative to abandonment, Project Cuddle™ was able to retain an attorney, a family wanting to rescue and adopt the baby, as well as an obstetrician, hospital and social counselor, Debbe Magnusen coached this woman through the delivery of a beautiful baby girl. After the baby was delivered into the arms of the adoptive parents, the birth mother said to Debbe. “I feel like I’ve done something good for the first time.” The woman did not break the law, the baby was safe and a rescue couple was overjoyed at having a new daughter in their lives.
To learn more about Project Cuddle and its founder, Debbe Magnusen, click HERE.