Mom Who Confessed to Ditching Her 3-Week-Old Baby on Road Needs Compassion, Not Jail (VIDEO)

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amber alertFor 12 hours, the grandmother and family of 3-week-old Mia Graci Thompson thought she was kidnapped after her mother reported her missing from outside the post office. An Amber Alert was issued for the infant who was found on the side of the road 12 hours later. Her 19-year-old mother was arrested in conjunction with the disappearance.

It is a puzzling story. Why would a woman report her child missing when she was the reason the child was missing? According to police, the baby's mom Kendra Meaker confessed to putting her on the side of the road but they did not say why.

Still, in reading the details of this woman's life, it seems like there could be a pretty obvious issue going on here. See below:


This mom has two babies. She is 19. Her children are 11 months apart. It is hard to even imagine what she must be feeling.

I was 30 when I had my second baby and they were 18 months apart and I had no hormonal issues or postpartum depression and I can tell you 100 percent that it was harder than I ever imagined. It was not leave my baby on the side of the road hard, but it was bone crushingly, mind numbingly, wanting to tear my eyes out difficult to have two babies at the same time. And my baby was seven months older than hers!

I am not saying it is OK to dump your baby on the side of the road. It's not. It is deplorable and wrong. And then it is even worse to LIE about it to the police and everyone else. But I still feel badly for this mom. I am sure her life must be beyond overwhelming. Plus she is sleep deprived, scared, and really young to boot.

I know when I was a teenager I made some really stupid decisions I would never make today. This is a young mom in a country with few safety nets for struggling young moms. Sometimes people do desperate things. It does not make them right. But this story could have ended far more tragically.

She deserves some punishment. She needs to do her time. But I guess I would rather see her do it in the form of parenting classes and counseling and maybe in a treatment center.

This is not a malicious woman. This is a cry for help. I hope the children can be somewhere safe until their mom gets a better handle on things. But still, this could have ended so much worse.

Do you think this mom is evil?



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NatAndCo NatAndCo

Nooo.....she might need both, but she definitely needs jail. It could have ended far more tragically, you're right. But the mother doesn't deserve a break because of an amazing stroke of luck.

nonmember avatar Shannon

I had postpartum depression after the birth of my twins last year I can't even imagine having two at 19 (I'm 42). I wonder if she wanted to put one or both children up for adoption but didn't because of pressure from her family. My SIL is now raising her grandson because her ex-husband pressured my niece into keeping her baby instead of choosing adoption---then it turns out she wanted nothing to with the baby, so my SIL is now raising him. This girl may have seen this as the only way out.

fave82 fave82

Um 19 years old is an adult. Old enough to know that actions have SERIOUS repercussions. That baby couldve froze to death, been run over, been eaten by wild dogs- whatever. Throw her in jail and sterilize her ass.

nonmember avatar blh

Uhh no. There is birth control. There's abortion or adoption if you really feel you can't handle a baby. Hell leave the baby at the hospital or something. But leaving a baby on the side of the road?? She absolutely deserves jail, and I very much hope childrens services has more sense than you and she loses custody of both her children.

Zamaria Zamaria

I don't feel sorry for her. She could have given the baby up for adoption. If she thought she could handle it at first and then found out she couldn't, there are a LOT of safe places to leave a baby. A hospital, a police station, a fire station, call social services, a family member or a friend, countless places to leave the baby safely. You don't just dump it on the side of the road. Sorry, but I have no sympathy for people like that. If she was mentally disabled, it would be a different story. But since it doesn't seem that she is, there's no excuse.

Autumn Brown

I'm not even going to read past the first paragraph of this story. She deserves compassion, NOT JAIL? You've GOT to be kidding me?!?!?! She didn't have any concern or compassion for the newborn she pretty much threw to the wolves, for anything and everything to happen to the poor thing! What kind of person deserves anything other than a STONING after leaving their 3 week old child on the side of the road?! BULLSH*T. She should rot in jail.

kjbug... kjbugsmom1517

Not all states have a safe haven law but she should have made better choices. Rotting in jail? Probably not but definately doesnt need to keep custody of her children and do some time. Could have been worse... at least she didnt kill the baby.

AHowa... AHoward66

I call BS on saying there are few safety nets in this country for struggling young moms. In this country we have MANY more safety nets than the majority of the world. Abortion is still legal. BC is easily accessable to women of all ages. We have adoption, safe havens, welfare, job programs, etc. There are women in other countries that don't have these options. She may have been depressed. I know all to well how bad post partum depression can be. However that is not a reason to be compassionate to a woman who leaves her child on a road side, lies to authorities about a kidnapping and leaving her family to worry a missing baby. She deserves jail.

dixie... dixiechick2

This is sad. Most states have Safe Haven laws, a mother can leave her baby (age varies depending on the state) she could have left her at a hospital, police department or fire station no questions asked. Maybe she wasn't aware of this .

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