The Plight of Abandoned Children
The plight of abandoned children is well documented. A recent Google search revealed that more than 7,000 children are abandoned each year in the United States alone. This number may be even higher, because there are many cases that go unreported. For example, a passing passerby reportedly saw a baby crying in the hills of Naples. A herdsman later found the child, who grew up to marry the woman who gave birth to him. Although this may seem like a small number, it is indicative of an increasing problem.
In addition to child abandonment, child maltreatment is a common cause. Poor family planning, inadequate housing, and mental illness are all contributing factors. Lack of education in sexual health or post-natal depression are also known causes of abandonment. For more information on child abuse and abandonment, please visit our website. We hope you’ll find this information helpful in your efforts to combat this social problem. It will help you understand what you can do to help protect abandoned children.
Keeping an eye out for symptoms of child maltreatment is important. Often, abandonment is a sign of deep anger and physical trauma. Adopted children may exhibit symptoms of self-injury, self-harm, and aggression. In addition to physical and mental health problems, abandoned children may exhibit signs of resentment and betrayal. If you see any of these signs in your child, it’s time to seek psychological help. Depending on the severity of your child’s behavior, they may need psychological counseling.
Adolescents aged nine to twelve are particularly likely to be worried about their future. This is because they’re relying on the remaining parent, who is already stretched thin. Their constant worry about their situation can interfere with learning and social relationships. They’ll also experience feelings of guilt and self-blame, and they’ll struggle to relate to their classmates. Some abandoned children experience depression and anxiety, which can negatively affect their academic performance.
Adoptive parents may have been financially incapable of caring for their children. However, they can still seek financial support from the other parent. In some cases, the child’s other parent may be entitled to spousal support. The legal consequences of abandonment of a child are grave and lasting, and can be devastating for both the child and their family. When the child is abandoned by a parent, the other parent may be entitled to financial support or to custody of the child.
Adoptive parents must provide the support needed for an abandoned child to heal. The loss of parental rights in South Africa means that an adopted parent must withhold financial support for two years. Furthermore, the child’s welfare must be supported by the other parent. This is especially true for children who were abandoned by their parents. If the child has no contact with his or her biological parents, the other parent will have no way to care for them. Therefore, it is important to seek help for the child to prevent their further suffering.