While most of us think of abandoned children as the result of broken homes, many families are also experiencing economic difficulties, and this can lead to the breakdown of families. In South Korea, for example, 2,348 children were sent to welfare facilities in the first half of 1998, up from 826 in the same period of 1997. And abandonment is not a problem limited to poor families, as two daughters of a wealthy American couple were left unattended for ten days during the Christmas holidays. The neighbors noticed the girls living alone and immediately notified authorities.
In the United States, an estimated thirty-thousand children were abandoned in 1998, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Those children who have no family can go to a local welfare office to get a safe place for them. But even then, some are not able to get the proper care they need. Fortunately, there are organizations that can provide the help and support needed to ensure these children have a dignified burial.
Children who were abandoned by their parents often feel inadequate, damaged, and angry. They often believe that it is not okay for them to be children, express emotions, or have needs. This is due to messages they were taught by their parents when they were young. Children also often feel that their mothers and fathers don’t love them and don’t trust them. They also experience difficulties in school and with their friends. Many adolescents who were abandoned are also unable to work and struggle financially.
Millions of children are orphaned in the world. Every child deserves to have a loving home, a good education, and adequate food. Unfortunately, millions of children don’t have a place to call home, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean. This leaves these children vulnerable to abuse and hunger. There are many ways to help these children. There are many ways you can help them find the right home. If you are looking for ways to help orphans, consider adopting a child.
Adoptive parents are the most common source of reunification and healing for abandoned children. While the child may look well-cared for, there is no way to guarantee that their parents love them. Children who have been abandoned by their parents have often been neglected emotionally and physically, and many of these children will be left in squalor and living conditions. There may even be times when a child is forced to live in a doorway or bed.
Various studies have been conducted to determine the causes and effects of child abandonment. Research in the United States indicates that 7,000 American children are abandoned every year. In other countries, such as Venezuela and Colombia, tens of thousands of children are abandoned each year. Many countries also acknowledge child abandonment as one of their major social problems. In Zimbabwe, up to twenty babies are left in paediatric hospitals on a daily basis. This is an alarming situation and deserves a thorough study.