Adoptions of abandoned children often result in extreme physical and mental health problems. Whether the child is left by his or her parents or has been found by a stranger, they can have severe anomalies, such as low self-esteem, deep anger, and depression. Unlike adopted children, who can be adopted, these children are not considered collateral damage. Instead, they are the invisible collateral damage of society’s policies and programs. They suffer from poverty, abuse, and malnutrition, and their fates are largely unknown.
Unfortunately, the fact that most children who are abandoned have no documentation limiting their ability to receive certain services and financial aid. Many of these children may be placed in foster care or placed with another parent. The Division of Social Services will take the child away from the biological parent. A court order may be necessary in some cases to allow the child to stay with the biological family. The best way to get the child back is to contact the Department of Child Welfare and seek legal assistance to help with the financial and emotional needs.
Child abandonment is a serious crime that requires urgent action to prevent child death. It is estimated that over one million children are left alone every year, and this number is increasing. In some countries, it is illegal to leave a baby unattended. Some countries have even implemented ‘baby hatches’ where parents anonymously give up their child for adoption. Some countries are considering these laws to make these laws easier to access. A child left in an abandoned home is likely to face physical and emotional health problems.
In the United States, the number of abandoned children has increased by 5% in the past decade, from 900 in 1996 to 2,348 in 1998, an increase of almost 2,000 from the same period in 1997. While many families are economically strained, child abandonment does not necessarily come from poor homes. A wealthy American couple, for example, left their two daughters unattended for ten days during the Christmas holiday season. Their neighbors noticed them sleeping alone in their home, and it was a long time before anyone noticed.
There is no comprehensive overview of the issue of abandoned children in Western contexts. It depends on the location of the child’s birth and culture. In the United States, about three thousand newborns are abandoned every year. In other parts of the world, the number is even higher. Some countries have a very poor population, while others do not. In such places, the mother or father may be able to care for the child. These cultures can’t afford to raise them, but they still must provide shelter.
The issue of child abandonment is a worldwide problem. The USA alone has more than 7,000 abandoned children each year. The number of abandoned children in other countries varies considerably, but the United States is the most significant. In addition to America, Brazil, and Venezuela have thousands of children in the country. In both countries, the numbers of abandoned children are staggering. There are reports of mothers leaving babies in paediatric hospitals. It is illegal to abandon infants, and the government should be held responsible for these deaths.