Kimball, Neb. – A 14-year-old California boy became the last teenager reported abandoned under Nebraska's safe-haven law, which was just changed to limit such drop-off to infants 30-days-old or less.
The boy, from Yolo County, Calif., was left at the Kimball County Hospital late Friday afternoon by his mother, who drove to Nebraska.
The boy is currently in a foster home. Nebraska officials are contacting the appropriate agencies in California.
It brought the total number of drop-offs to 27, and the total number of children left at a hospital to 36 since the law went on the books in July. Many of them were preteens or teenagers as old as 17.
Nebraska lawmakers changed the law Friday, which previously did not have an age limit for drop-offs. The change took effect Saturday.