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Thread: Financial Support for Unwanted Children

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    Financial Support for Unwanted Children

    It has been estimated that approximately 3 million children in the United States live in homes with no parents present. Of those children only about 10% or 300,000 are living in foster homes. Most of the children are living below poverty. What should be done to provide these children with a safe place to live, warm food, clothes and the supervision to insure that they have the opportunity to get a basic education?

    Whose is ultimately responsible and where should the financial support come from?










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    Re: Financial Support for Unwanted Children

    How about making sure all women and girls have access to affordable birth control so this isn't a big problem in the first place? Or must our society punish sluts with unwanted children?
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    Re: Financial Support for Unwanted Children

    I assume that most are living with non-parent relatives, like grandparents and aunts/uncles. That they live in poverty does not mean that they are not already adequately provided for via existing programs as those have monetary values not attributed to household income. Someone could live with a grandparent in a nice neighborhood in a nice home and still be technically in poverty if the grandparents are retired. We would need more specific information I think before we could formulate any additional programs to reach them other than to just generically argue for increasing funding for existing welfare programs.
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    Re: Financial Support for Unwanted Children

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    It has been estimated that approximately 3 million children in the United States live in homes with no parents present. Of those children only about 10% or 300,000 are living in foster homes. Most of the children are living below poverty. What should be done to provide these children with a safe place to live, warm food, clothes and the supervision to insure that they have the opportunity to get a basic education?

    Whose is ultimately responsible and where should the financial support come from?
    When you say unwanted I assume you mean orphans so I pick the state.
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    Re: Financial Support for Unwanted Children

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    It has been estimated that approximately 3 million children in the United States live in homes with no parents present. Of those children only about 10% or 300,000 are living in foster homes. Most of the children are living below poverty. What should be done to provide these children with a safe place to live, warm food, clothes and the supervision to insure that they have the opportunity to get a basic education?

    Whose is ultimately responsible and where should the financial support come from?
    I think it would be best to find parents for adoptions. There are really more than can presently find children.

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    Re: Financial Support for Unwanted Children

    i noticed you didnt have the parents listed as choices

    why?

    if they are out of the picture as in dead....okay

    if they are just irresponsible meatheads.....no

    and i mean BOTH parents.......

    any monies they are getting from a job, the government, assistance, etc needs to be partly diverted to whomever is caring for the kids

    the parents standard of living should NEVER be better than the standard of living for their offspring

    after that....any relatives that have the means should take them in....and be helped by parents/governemnt

    after that, turn the kids over for adoption
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    Re: Financial Support for Unwanted Children

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    It has been estimated that approximately 3 million children in the United States live in homes with no parents present. Of those children only about 10% or 300,000 are living in foster homes. Most of the children are living below poverty. What should be done to provide these children with a safe place to live, warm food, clothes and the supervision to insure that they have the opportunity to get a basic education?

    Whose is ultimately responsible and where should the financial support come from?
    Is there a link?

    If they are living with grandparents or other relatives..

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    Re: Financial Support for Unwanted Children

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I think it would be best to find parents for adoptions. There are really more than can presently find children.
    There are a lot of people looking to adopt. It's very tough here in the States so people look over seas.
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    Re: Financial Support for Unwanted Children

    (1) The money to support such children should come from foreign aid and from the expense it costs to have the American military in foreign countries (not from decent pay or equipment from the military, just from what it costs to have personnel overseas). Let countries who want to be fee of American interference run their own countries economically, militarily and socially.
    (2) Make adoption easier - ensuring that children are placed in good homes with people who have love to give a child (I am not concerned so much with income....my mum, myself and siblings and my kids grew up in poverty and we are none the worse for it. Poverty sucks but it has a character strengthening aspect to it and love and discipline are more important than money).
    (3) Ensure birth control is readily available for everyone (teaching the importance of self-respect and that one's body is not something to be used as a replacement for low self-esteem would not go astray either, even if some think that alleged "sexual freedom" is more important).
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    Re: Financial Support for Unwanted Children

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I think it would be best to find parents for adoptions. There are really more than can presently find children.
    No, not really. Most of those want to adopt healthy babies. There is no shortage of teens, adolescent and disabled children to adopt.

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