Even former President Bill Clinton got in on the search for deadbeat parents, according to CNN.com. The article quoted Mr. Clinton as saying, “One of the main reasons single mothers go on welfare is the fathers have failed to meet their responsibilities to their children.” He is also quoted as saying “One way or the other, people who don’t support their children will pay what hey must.” People are starting to pay for not paying for their children but there is still more work to be done. There is progress being made everyday in our country in trying to collect what is owed to children. In 2001, the US Department of Health and Human Services reported that “child support collections hit over $18 billion in collections i... ... middle of paper ... ...e.” This is understandable, but just because someone gets remarried does not mean that they should be exempt from taking care of responsibility for their children. If a person is going to have more children they should be able to support them.
Children depend on their parents but not all children have parents to look up to or guide them. What does that do to them as they grow up? Growing up without a parent can lead too many problems for a child, such as poverty, lack of education and teen pregnancy. As Census Bureau observes single parent household may be the cause of all of the social issues facing America today (Census Bureau 1). Thus, in cases when mothers or fathers avoid their parental responsibilities, they should be forced to spend more time with their children.
This is an extremely scary statistic considering that fiftyeight percent of children in America are living in a single parent family. This is a chilling percentage because it shows how little faith is put into a relationship before actually deciding to have children. Unfortunately not all single-parents take the time to perform the vital tasks needed to raise their children. Parents who think they would never be able to provide emotional stability for their children by themselves should have taken the time to think this through before deciding to become parents. Accidents may happen once in awhile but in most cases adults know what is at stake when planning to have a child.
People of all kinds should be able to make the decision to be a single parent; however, before one becomes a single parent, they need to be aware of the difficulties, stress, and financial needs to raise and support a child alone. “On a low income, single parents cannot afford to take a sick day off of work, they cannot afford childcare and also cannot rest or go to sleep unless their child is asleep,” (Sherine, 2). “Unlike women on a low income, middle class women have careers and college to look forward to so they put off having children,” (Anderson, 5). “Unfortunately, a study has shown that babies are more likely to grow up and be in poverty if they are born to a single mother who is poor,” (McClatchy, 2). “Everyone a... ... middle of paper ... ...apply for government support if they need it, have child support and have support from friends and family.
“More than one third of children in the United States are living without a father in the household”(Andersen). The U.S. has become lenient with divorce; however studies now show there could be more than just having one parent to care for the child. The United States also sees this issue from a selective perspective; there are many assumptions with children living in a single parenting household. The issues of economic hardship, quality of parenting, and exposure to stress. It is believed that not having the perfect family can compromise a family’s idea of a “perfect family” due to the limited resources, reasoning and emotional support.
However, families that are physically capable of working and taking care of their own should have time limits to live in these public housings. The local governments should implement time limits and job training programs to those receiving these kinds of benefits. Many people believe that welfare promoted child barring out of wedlock because these single mothers had the assurance that the welfare program would assist them. It also promoted the dissolution of families as a larger incentive. According to William Epstein in his book “Welfare in America” “when the number of female headed households increases, so apparently does dependency on welfare” (Epstein 125) Childbearing has long term consequences for the mothers, children, and the welfare system.
Adoptive Migration, then continued to talk about the difficulties on the rules each country had when wanting to adopt, most parents weren 't able to adopt due to the rules and regulations being so strict. Some of the biggest rules and regulations were age and income; age because they wanted couples to be a certain age to be able to live long enough to raise a child and income because honestly,
Social Welfare: America Needs a Solution A single divorcee’ mother of two is working a minimum waged job that doesn’t pay life’s cost of survival. Not only does this mother have to take care of herself, she has children that need shelter, nourishment, and stability. In order for that to be possible, help is needed. Most people, majority is fathers, have too much pride to ask for help because of the image. Being on social welfare promotes the ego dropping image that one cannot provide for themselves or their family.
Women’s and men’s would have to have a license at the age when they have a job and can support themselves before they become parents or after having a child if they want to stay with the children. This is because not everyone has the budgets to take care of a baby. Also a lot of people just have a baby to get benefits from the government. Although parents nowadays claim that having a child is a natural part of every human’s life is clear there are those who disagree with these. According to family who are against this state that everyone should be parents even if they don’t have knowledge.
Is the father or the mother to blame for this? Hence, we are going to delve deeper into the reasons fathers seem to abandon their children after divorce and where the fault really is. In most divorce cases today, the mother rather than the father is usually given custody of the children. As such, society has emerged hailing the mother as the better parent of the two, mostly because we have been led to believe so over the years. Unfortunately, the legal system also agrees and as such the “courts [do] not recognize fathers as primary care-takers” (Lund 212).