Agnes Ratliff
Agnes Ratliff

Why do we have to go to China or other countries to adope a child. They are plenty in the US needing homes. Why do we not take care of these homeless children here at home first and then go other countries later?"

Adeline D'Elia Patel
Adeline D'Elia Patel
  • Agnes Ratliff

beause it cost too muh and a whole lot of red tape, i'm guessing!

Mikayla Fergus
Mikayla Fergus
  • Agnes Ratliff

I agree but the orpans in china are usually killed since they arnt allowed to have more then 1 kid.

Joanne Walton
Joanne Walton
  • Agnes Ratliff

It only costs a lot for a white child... Also, here in the states "open adoption" is usually required and a lot of adoptive parents would prefer not to have contact with birth parents even though it is better for the children's mental health in the long run...

Ashley Renee
Ashley Renee
  • Agnes Ratliff

Mikayla Fergus That is actually incorrect the children there are not killed but instead the girls are usually traded to the sex trade and the boys are recruited most of the time for military purposes...

Jack Cox
Jack Cox
  • Agnes Ratliff

your lucky to still have a paying job, not like 25 % of our unemployed whose unemployment insurance has ended, including the millions of homelessness, denied social services reserved for the inner city welfare society who works on presidential election day, once every 4 years, starting early and quitting late making the rounds of ACORN polling stations. The " Cargo " society, like a stone on our head in deep water

Michele Moreno-Cheverez
Michele Moreno-Cheverez
  • Agnes Ratliff

It costs plenty to adopt from other countries too...sad.

Myriam Brown
Myriam Brown
  • Agnes Ratliff

100% agree, but in Aus :)

Stella Philpot
Stella Philpot

Imagine how horrible it is a child being hungry? How many of us could afford to give a litle of our food bill to feed our children? Charity begins at home.

Kathy Liberty
Kathy Liberty
  • Stella Philpot

Check out financial statements of all non-profit on guidestar before donating funds. A non-profit org should only spend 15% of their funds on overhead & salaries. Plus should be audited by an outside non-bias 3rd party. Their program expenses ($money spent on the cause they say they are providing) should be over 1/2 the funds received.

Ally Perkins
Ally Perkins

I watched a documentary a few years ago and it was called ''China and the killing rooms'' orsomething of a similar title, they had this room where they would put newborn babies (usually a girl) and that is where they would die because they did not get any food or comfort, they were not touched again till the poor little babies had died....I HATE China with a passion, they DO NOT value human rights or anything else that has sentient life on this planet! China and similar countries near them...

I watched a documentary a few years ago and it was called ''China and the killing rooms'' orsomething of a similar title, they had this room where they would put newborn babies (usually a girl) and that is where they would die because they did not get any food or comfort, they were not touched again till the poor little babies had died....I HATE China with a passion, they DO NOT value human rights or anything else that has sentient life on this planet! China and similar countries near them who are like this should be boycotted...I never buy anything if it says made in China....Just saying.

Mark Zelepugas
Mark Zelepugas
  • Ally Perkins

Me no likey China their greed will land them in h e double hockey sticks!!!

Darlene Rouse
Darlene Rouse

I will pray for the sick and poor! I will give to charities e.g. Salvation Army does great work.

Blake Parker
Blake Parker
  • Darlene Rouse

It is very pleasing to read your comment, Darlene. Some people don't care about the suffering of others but some do. I am always happy when I meet people who do care about other less fortunate people. Even by simply raising awareness we make a difference. One of the things I do is to help WFP treat Acutely Undernourished children in countries that don't have the social safety nets we are accustomed to. Perhaps you can visit the 'WFP Committee of Boston' FB page just to learn about how WFP...

It is very pleasing to read your comment, Darlene. Some people don't care about the suffering of others but some do. I am always happy when I meet people who do care about other less fortunate people. Even by simply raising awareness we make a difference. One of the things I do is to help WFP treat Acutely Undernourished children in countries that don't have the social safety nets we are accustomed to. Perhaps you can visit the 'WFP Committee of Boston' FB page just to learn about how WFP addresses global hunger. Please have a nice day! ¯\(ツ)/¯

Monica Steele
Monica Steele

It's a shame this country of ours worries about who will be running for office( when they all lie anyway to us) and not worry about kids that don't have a roof over their heads or three square meals in their bellies. This world is not for" WE THE PEOPLE" it's for bull*#@& politics......FEED THE KIDS AND GIVE THEM A PLACE TO CALL HOME.

Tate David
Tate David
  • Monica Steele

That's the truth.Whoever lies the least I guess is the one

Pat Baney-Smith
Pat Baney-Smith

Charity begins at home. Just for now, we have limited economic resources. As parents we can not imagine just one child of the world going to bed or waking up with no food. During these difficult times, we need to make heartbreaking choices. Why not give 80% to USA kids and 20% to other countries. Unfortunately, that 20% will not reach the children. Look into what organizations are top heavy with CEO's with an income of six figures.
I love the Salvation Army. They are the first to...

Charity begins at home. Just for now, we have limited economic resources. As parents we can not imagine just one child of the world going to bed or waking up with no food. During these difficult times, we need to make heartbreaking choices. Why not give 80% to USA kids and 20% to other countries. Unfortunately, that 20% will not reach the children. Look into what organizations are top heavy with CEO's with an income of six figures.
I love the Salvation Army. They are the first to respond and are not driving upscale cars. Research, do your homework, as every dollar makes a difference.

Patty Paradowski
Patty Paradowski
  • Pat Baney-Smith

The Salvation Army is the best, you are right on target.

Jessie Callaghan
Jessie Callaghan

Children shouldn't be homeless through no fault of their own.

Janet Miller
Janet Miller
  • Jessie Callaghan

Lesley Typhair it's already happening

Luciann Boleo
Luciann Boleo

It is definately time that the U.S. starts to help people in their on country. Just last week wen I took my daughter to her appointment on the North SIide I seen about 8 tents underneath the under pass we go under on the bus by Cedar Avenue. I looked at my daughter and said its a shame that people have to live like that!!!!

Anne Benaroya
Anne Benaroya

We are losing the remaining shreds of our national moral high ground by tolerating political, economic and social indifference toward our must vulnerable and valuable asset -- our children. If we judge ourselves by how we treat our most vulnerable folks, we have lost our moral compass. Our lawmakers should be ashamed.

Christopher Brothers
Christopher Brothers

Its bull that the president and charities are more worried about sending our funds for homelessness, starvation, and aids research to other countries when we have all of that going on right here in America. But yet in the time of need where r they when we need them? He is supposed to be the president of the united states not president of the world. And the problem is that every president has been that way.

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