many people who DON'T have the emotional, intellectual/educational, mental, financial, &/psychological qualifications to be parents?
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I don't know the stats, but it seems more and more as if young girls, just walk off and abandon their newborns. In the news today, one girl gave birth in a garage, then left it there to die. She is on trial for murder I believe.
If one is going to bear the child, why not give it up for adoption? The case you speak of screams of selfishness & fear by the young parent. Children having children, so sad and so preventable.
These young girls do not think about their options, including adoption. And adoptions are hard on children and parents. They are also harder and harder to arrange.
You are so right. Another problem is that many given up for adoption will age out of the system ill prepared for the world & some are targets for identity thieves on top of it all.
Good, insightful answer, thanks.
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EXACTLY! Great answer indeed. However, there are people not on welfare who obviously shouldn't be parents in the first place. Many of our societal/socioeconomic problems would be SOLVED if mandatory licenses for parenthood were implemented.