The Living Force
While I don't disagree that sometimes kids might be better off with people in a better position to care for them, perhaps this may be yet another subject where the specific situation needs to be considered.cassandra said:But what about children whose parents are either beyond help (chronic alcoholics and drug abusers, terminally ill without any other family members, etc.), complete no-hopers, insane or psychopathic?
When one hears of all-too-common abuse and neglect in children's homes, isn't the reality on this evil 3D plane, that in some cases they would still be better off with people who are in a position to give them attention, affection, education and (relative) safety, at least a chance of a better future?
I have a family member who knew several children who may have been better off elsewhere yet the courts ended up placing them with an older sibling. While that sounded like a reasonable solution, that person was little better at taking care of her sister/brothers than their mother was. What my relative (he was a friend of the family) did was to make sure they were fed and had a place to go after school. I don't know if that was the best way to handle it but they worked within the given situation as best they could. I guess the outcome really depends upon many factors.