In my immediate family, both grandmothers, both sisters and my own self, none of us was able to raise our own children. In what kind of world is it that there is no support for mothers to keep and raise their children ?
That was the heartless world of Charles Dickens long ago – though there was little or no profit motivating it. Or maybe there was, in indentured servants and poorly paid laborers. It appears that this is the reality of a world we live in today.
For most in my family, it was profit driven motivations that separated mothers from their children. A world of for profit adoptions that made it possible for four out of those five to lose their children to strangers with money. The effects of those separations of mothers and children have reverberated down through our family, skipping my parents who narrowly avoided also becoming victims.
It is the inability of poor, single mothers to financially support their youngest children because there is a lack of societal or familial support. As a society, we should seriously consider why it is – that we prefer an industry making a profit off of human suffering – rather than a caring, nurturing civilization ?
This extends to heartlessly separating poor families from their children simply because they were seeking a better life for those children. I don’t believe their idea of a better life was also losing those children to strangers.
Who is it that finds such circumstances advantageous ? Just follow the money.