Child Abandonment Laws in Pennslyvania

Pennsylvania has various laws dealing with issues of child abuse, neglect and abandonment. Though there is no specific state statute addressing child abandonment, the state prohibits anyone with responsibility over a child to endanger a child's health and well-being.

Roger Thorne
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Mother Abandonment & the Effects on the Child

Maternal abandonment leaves the children to deal with significant emotional, mental and psychological aftereffects. A mother doesn’t have to pack her bags and physically leave the house in order to abandon her children.

Genevieve Van Wyden
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