A Nebraska man, Gary Stanton, abandoned his nine children after his wife RebelJane died during the birth of the ninth child. Taking advantage of Nebraska's "Safe Haven" Law, he left the kids, ranging in ages from 1 to 17 at Omaha's Creighton University Medical Center. Now Stanton is having twins with his girlfriend, "Gail."
The last use of the state's safe haven law was on November 21, the last day it applied to children up to age 18. A 14-year-old boy from Yolo County, Calif., was abandoned at the Kimball County Hospital by his mother, who drove roughly 1,200 miles to get there.A spokesman for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said Gary Stanton's family had received more than $995,000 in government aid as of Fall 2008.