Those children will always remember how their father left them and never see him again. That will effects their emotional being for their rest of their lives. Many years of hurt and scar that they need to overcome. I hope they will get special counseling for the bad memories. My mother was dropped off as a baby many years ago and she is bitter about it. But she can’t control what happened to her. Good idea for the children to be safe but the same time have to deal with their emotionally for their rest of their lives.
I just saw a film called Gumby Dharma about Art Clokey, the guy who created the Gumby series.
He was abandoned as a little boy when his Mom had an affair with a policeman and she took her daughters with her and moved to California, telling Art that he had to wait in the house until his Father came home from a business conference.
He lived with his Father for one year, then his dad was killed in a car wreck.
He went to live with his Mom and sisters, then the cop told his Mom after one week that she had to choose either the cop or her son. The cop hated Art because he looked like his Father, whom he had taken his (now-wife) away from.
The Mom chose the cop, and sent Art to an orphanage. It was hell for him until he was adopted a year later by Dr. Clokey, and his life was wonderful after that.
But it really damaged him...I just cannot fathom a woman leaving her son the first time, then...a year later, abandoning him at an orphanage.