Child Abandonment Warrant Should You Turn Yourself In

Child Crimes: What is Considered Child Abandonment?

February 17, 2014

You probably know that deserting a child without an intent to return is considered child abandonment. What you may not know is that child abandonment can happen even when a parent or caregiver remains in the home, if the absence could potentially lead to substantial physical or emotional harm. An example is when a very young child is left alone to care for himself.