Joy is 13 years old and, like every 13 year old girl these days, is into drinking, drugs and disobeying her parents – the three D's. Unfortunately for Joy she lives in Nebraska and is about to get a rather unpleasant shock.
You see America has this law (one that I don't personally like) called the "Safe Haven" law which allows new parents to abandon newborn babies at hospitals, fire stations and police stations with no questions asked. Ridiculous isn't it? Whatever happened to taking responsibility for you actions? Anyway Nebraska is the latest state to take on that law and they've added their own little twist to it.
Where the majority of states allow "newborns" to be abandoned within three days of their birth, Nebraska has worded their version of the law as "minors" with no mentioned time limit. This means that, using common law definitions, any child up to the age of 14 may be abandoned for any reason with no questions asked.
Seems like Joy had better start being nicer to her parents and stop stealing their stash.