A Lincoln woman will be on the Dr. Phil show Friday, talking about what almost led her to abandon her 15 year old child under the state's Safe Haven Law.
Exactly one month ago today, Courtney Galloway thought she was out of options. She was ready to abandon her teenage daughter at Bryan LGH West, but Lincoln police talked her out of it. Tomorrow, Galloway will tell the nation about why she was ready to say goodbye.
"One man dropped off an entire family of nine kids. Ground zero for this, Nebraska."
It's made national headlines and now Dr. Phil tackles the Nebraska Safe Haven Law.
One of his guests, Lincoln mom, Courtney Galloway.
She says she started noticing changes in her now 15 year old daughter, 12 years ago.
"She would throw tantrums she would lie she would say that the teachers were hurting her at school."
As time went on it got worse.
The 15 year old was expelled from school.
She was in trouble with the law and Galloway says she tried doing everything for help.
The girl was diagnosed with a psychological disorder, but doctors said no medicine or treatment would help.
Then after being turned away at a psychiatric ward, the teenager tried running away and Galloway was helpless.
"At this point I did feel like everything was just totally out of control."
Ready to abandon her daughter at Bryan LGH West, police stepped in and she says she finally got the help she was seeking.
Using actual news footage from Channel 8 Eyewitness news to set up the story, Dr. Phil and Galloway talk about the law, that parents are using as a last resort.
"I knew that if I went into the hospital and they turned us down that I could say that I would use my Safe Haven Law."
You can watch the full show on Channel 8 Friday at 4:00.