- 7 kids and no idea what to do with them
My wife and I have been working through the process of adopting a child over the last few months. It's hard work and very stringent (Rightly so) there are lots of hoops to jump through and forms, interviews etc etc. Taking on someone elses children is managed in a really careful way.
I understand that the parents, and I use the term in it's loosest possible sense, of the boys convicted for that horrible crime had no less than 7 offspring.
Is having children a right or a privilege and is it something that could, or should, be controlled for those evidently incapable of doing it properly.Posted 8 years ago
Unfortunately one of those " common-sense" ideas with no way of actually doing it and the further you look into it the harder it is to see a way of doing it.
Who decides?Posted 8 years ago
What to do with children born without state consent?
How to prevent conception?
'Tis a tough one. Having seen some of the 'hoops' you speak of, having been a referee for some friends who are adopting, you do have to wonder that if the level of care/thought/training taken over placing adopted children was applied to all children then 'things' might be better. Having said that, the moral and administrative issues that such a process would throw up may actually be worse.Posted 8 years agoBenHouldsworthMember
As population control becomes more and more of an issue in the future, I can see the day when genetic engineering will allow fertility to deactivated in the womb/at birth and reactivated once you provide proof (ability/income) that ou're fit to be a parent.Posted 8 years ago
Sounds about right to meBunnyhopSubscriber
They are indeed a privilege.
With all these hoops that you speak off, I often wonder how on earth did Madonna manage to adopt that last little girl. Imo she wasn't thinking of the child, only herself. I speak with experience having gone through the adoption system.
All the best joolsburger.Posted 8 years ago
Jools – as I'm sure you know, the adoption process is lengthy, both for the new parents to be allowed to adopt, but also every effort is made for the children to remain with at least one of the natural parents – therefore, the hypothetical process you describe is taking the current thinking on not just a couple of steps, but several miles down a long and dimly lit road. However, I'm not saying the status quo is right……
As I understand it, there is no mechanism to prosecute the parents in question, so perhaps that is first thing that needs to change though a prison sentence for the parents may lead to the kids going into care anyway.Posted 8 years ago
My point here wasn't to court controversy but it is a fact that contraceptive techniques now exist that can prevent conception for long periods. That kids mother could get pregnant again tomorrow and there's nothing to be done.
I don't think that's right but on the other hand the alternatives now available seem…harsh.Posted 8 years agoalpinMember
having children isn't something that should be entered into lightly.
i think, sadly, that sun/mail readers tend to have more kids than telegraph/gaurdian readers thus tipping the balance in favour of the lowest common denominator. it doesn't bode well for furture generations.
i think the state should be allowed to forcefully remove the ability of shit people o having children. perhaps there could be an IQ test or some sort of means testing to determine whether or not the potential parents are capable of looking after not only themselves but future generations….
BenHouldsworth – Member
As population control becomes more and more of an issue in the future, I can see the day when genetic engineering will allow fertility to deactivated in the womb/at birth and reactivated once you provide proof (ability/income) that ou're fit to be a parent.
Sounds about right to me
oh, and i don't have kids – or currently have any wish to despite the fact i think i'd make a good dad….Posted 8 years ago
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