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...

Jackie Cox
Jackie 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 Equality Moreno-Cheverez
Michele Equality Moreno-Cheverez
  • Agnes Ratliff

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

Myriam Alana Brown
Myriam Alana Brown
  • Agnes Ratliff

100% agree, but in Aus :)

Nadina Barnes
Nadina Barnes

Sorry, somehow I don't think a book, security blanket and stuffed animal really addresses the problem. Homes are what is needed, jobs, education...it is a big problem. I do understand this project will do something immediete and helpful and there are simlar projects that provide quilts and pillowcases for kids (Project Linus). Someone once told me about working in a shelter and being asked by a woman for a sheet to go inside a sleeping bag. She wanted something clean to sleep in. There...

Sorry, somehow I don't think a book, security blanket and stuffed animal really addresses the problem. Homes are what is needed, jobs, education...it is a big problem. I do understand this project will do something immediete and helpful and there are simlar projects that provide quilts and pillowcases for kids (Project Linus). Someone once told me about working in a shelter and being asked by a woman for a sheet to go inside a sleeping bag. She wanted something clean to sleep in. There were no sheets, just sleeping bags. Afterthat I made up some silk sleeping bag liners. It sounds expensive but it wasn't. Actually, they caould probabl;y be bought in bulk for about $8=10 and are perfect for homeless peolpe....very small and lightweight, easily cleaned in a public bathroom and dried with the hand dryer on the wall.

Cole Miller
Cole Miller
  • Nadina Barnes

I have another idea. Take the tax dollars back from the bankers -- and force them to disgorge their ill-gotten gains. That would amount to a few trillion dollars. After all, that was our money, and many of the homeless today paid some of the taxes that the banksters were given by our corrupt non-representatives in Congress.

It is a shame that we have to cobble together little projects to meet these needs. This is the richest country in the world. We are robbed blind by corporations that...

I have another idea. Take the tax dollars back from the bankers -- and force them to disgorge their ill-gotten gains. That would amount to a few trillion dollars. After all, that was our money, and many of the homeless today paid some of the taxes that the banksters were given by our corrupt non-representatives in Congress.

It is a shame that we have to cobble together little projects to meet these needs. This is the richest country in the world. We are robbed blind by corporations that buy elections for pocket change are get rewarded with billions. Dismantle the corporate state, build an economy that serves human needs rather than the greed of "Corporate Persons" -- and the homeless will be housed, the hungry fed, and the predators punished.

Daniel Hutcherson
Daniel Hutcherson
  • Nadina Barnes

Cole Miller Are you a communist or Marxist? Keep your redistribution notions in your Democrat hope chest.

Caroline Morrison
Caroline Morrison
  • Nadina Barnes

I totally agree with what Cole Miller has said. I am neither a communist or a marxist. I am a human being

Gretchen Kutschinski
Gretchen Kutschinski
  • Nadina Barnes

Cole Miller

Gretchen Kutschinski
Gretchen Kutschinski
  • Nadina Barnes

I think they should also empty their own private Social Security Funds; these supposed "higher up's" have no right to create their own Social Security Plan. They are exactly like everyone else... AMERICANS, who work hard for our money and are in reality the "backbone" of this nation.

Frederick Hall
Frederick Hall
  • Nadina Barnes

Daniel Hutcherson : It may be just an angery response from Millar but in keeping with the American Governments paranoia with Comunists, you fall into the trap of thinking that the concept is bad. It is unworkable, but is from the ideals of fairness to all people, something that your country does not practice. I have been behind the IRON CURTAIN and seen the disaster of the system, and it is because Humanity is selfish.

Katherine Lee Hellsten
Katherine Lee Hellsten
  • Nadina Barnes

People don't want to feel like 'charity'. We all need support to be safe and to prosper, and we need to give it to those who are suffering, and lacking, so that they can help themselves. Those who say that the homeless are lazy or crazy clearly have no idea what it's like to experience such disadvantages that leaves a human being homeless.

I don't mean to detract from this grave issue but this is a similar issue I'd like to bring to your attention; I hope you support it. Thank you <3 http:/...

People don't want to feel like 'charity'. We all need support to be safe and to prosper, and we need to give it to those who are suffering, and lacking, so that they can help themselves. Those who say that the homeless are lazy or crazy clearly have no idea what it's like to experience such disadvantages that leaves a human being homeless.

I don't mean to detract from this grave issue but this is a similar issue I'd like to bring to your attention; I hope you support it. Thank you <3 http://www.causes.com/actions/1736270-petition-stop-the-torture-slaughter-of-animals-for-fashion

Tim Hughes
Tim Hughes
  • Nadina Barnes

Daniel, do you know how much business we give to Communist China? Your cell phone is made by communists! BTW, what kind of law/ethics do they teach at your 'city university'?

Richard Hardesty
Richard Hardesty

I was a homeless child. I know what being a homeless child is like. What doesn't kill you can sometimes cause serous damage. When I was 10 years old my friends were 70 year old drunks drinking rubbing alcohol on the streets of Nashville Tennessee. I now suffer from ADHD, Post traumatic stress , social anxiety disorder and dyslexia so many people didn't get involved then and still don't today. If you know someone get involved!

Richard Hardesty
Richard Hardesty
  • Richard Hardesty

Me to mik Me to. but life goes on ..My son has a much better chance he is very social i know i've been good to him thus breaking the cycle. if that's all i accomplish than job well done. Love always your brother Rick

Richard Hardesty
Richard Hardesty
  • Richard Hardesty

Bea Hope you'll forgive me for my short comings. I'm greatfull for the privilege of knowing you family you are all wonderful....

Joe Barnard
Joe Barnard

If you're too lazy to practice safe sex, then you're definitely too lazy to raise a child. Do us all a favor and master the art of self induced sexual gratification. Masturbate or have a plan not to impregnate.

Laura Schleifer
Laura Schleifer
  • Joe Barnard

If you're too bigoted to have sympathy for homeless families, then you're definitely too ignorant to spew your crap in a public place for everyone to read. Do us all a favor and master the art of shutting the fuck up about things you don't understand. Masturbate on a piece of paper at home rather than in a public forum, where you just want to hear yourself speak even though you have nothing to say.

Carolyn Gray
Carolyn Gray
  • Joe Barnard

Amen! Laura I agree, But as for a person of his level of low self of stupid. Be thankful. There are people out there like yourself.

Michael Wilson
Michael Wilson

While I understand hat people want to help other countries? Isn't it high time that we help out the people of THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA? I get tired of hearing that people don't want help? That is not true! They don't want a hand out! They want a hand up! There is a huge difference! Thei are children here who need help! Let us try to work to help them. Charity begins at home! Remember that? I do.

Tate David
Tate David
  • Michael Wilson

We are in bad times here in the US so let's help our homes also.

Katherine Lee Hellsten
Katherine Lee Hellsten
  • Michael Wilson

Definitely agree. People don't want to feel like 'charity'. We all need support to be safe and to prosper, and we need to give it to those who are suffering, and lacking, so that they can help themselves. Those who say that the homeless are lazy or crazy clearly have no idea what it's like to experience such disadvantages that leaves a human being homeless.

I don't mean to detract from this grave issue but this is a similar issue I'd like to bring to your attention; I hope you support it....

Definitely agree. People don't want to feel like 'charity'. We all need support to be safe and to prosper, and we need to give it to those who are suffering, and lacking, so that they can help themselves. Those who say that the homeless are lazy or crazy clearly have no idea what it's like to experience such disadvantages that leaves a human being homeless.

I don't mean to detract from this grave issue but this is a similar issue I'd like to bring to your attention; I hope you support it. Thank you <3 http://www.causes.com/actions/1736270-petition-stop-the-torture-slaughter-of-animals-for-fashion

Johnny Tomson
Johnny Tomson

I was homeless...I've been homeless...and the reason I was there was because I chose to put myself there. Now I'm not saying that there are not some challenged souls that have been displaced from their homes but lets get down to some real statistics and facts before we go blowing the horn about the injustice of it all. Truthfully. I know it doesn't negate your statistics but there are some truly heartbreaking stories out there and then there are just allot of kids trying to grow up and...

I was homeless...I've been homeless...and the reason I was there was because I chose to put myself there. Now I'm not saying that there are not some challenged souls that have been displaced from their homes but lets get down to some real statistics and facts before we go blowing the horn about the injustice of it all. Truthfully. I know it doesn't negate your statistics but there are some truly heartbreaking stories out there and then there are just allot of kids trying to grow up and making bad choices for themselves. We all did it. you're just pointing it out in a way that makes it seem like there is some kind of menacing entity behind it all.

Johnny Tomson
Johnny Tomson
  • Johnny Tomson

If more communities pulled together instead of looking to point out what's wrong with the way you live as a neighbor than Amen.

Johnny Tomson
Johnny Tomson
  • Johnny Tomson

To much alcoholism and over the counter drug abuse going on in America...coupled with greed and control it is a dangerous concoction....

Nathalie Yelle
Nathalie Yelle

partagé

David Marsh
David Marsh

I have been homeless as a child, and the scars and nightmares continue as an adult, all children should be cared for, because how children develop in our communities affects all our futures in the community.Government should create a society of child care, and not the torture and cruelty to children, maybe you can find time to read my story and share your views/opinions and stories on these issues at http://www.tomthumb.info/tt/ Always looking forward to hearing from you at Tom Thumb and friends.Thank you.(Please Like).

Lucinha Oliveira
Lucinha Oliveira

vejo o problema the criança como um problema de todos nós, e todos nós podemos ajudar, eu acredito em uma união passiva e sólida, onde qualquer ajuda é bem vinda, vamos usar a tecnologia a favor do bem! agente pode isso eu sei!

Selene Adams
Selene Adams

Everyone is too worried about other counteries to help their own.

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