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Friday, December 7, 2012

Fatherhood

Boys born to teen mothers are more than 2 1/2 times more likely to father a child between ages 14-26.

In 2003, 1 out of 3 children was born to unmarried parents

54% of female high school seniors say they believe that having a child outside of marriage is a worthwhile lifestyle.

63% of black children, 35% of latino children, and 28% of caucasian children are living in homes absent their biological father.

THE FATHERLESS REPRESENT:
90% of homeless and runaway children
85% of children with behavioral disorders
85% of youth in prison
80% of rapists
75% of children with chemical abuse
63% of teen suicides.

And the divorce rate is rising and rising and rising.....

These statistics are astounding to me.  I can't help but think it if breaks my heart, how does Christ feel? WOW! we are REALLY letting him down.

There is not a day that goes by that I do not look into the eyes of my domestically adopted boys and think "where would they be?" These stats give me a pretty good idea...

PLEASE, get involved.  stats also show, boys that have SOMEONE to believe in him, show him support, encourage him....has  more of a chance to thrive.  If you do not feel called to adopt domestically, go to www.familyfoundationfund.org and get involved in some way and MAKE ad DIFFERENCE in a child's life.






5 comments:

Anonymous said...

In all fairness more and more children are being raised by there single dads. Dads who have stepped up to be the responsible parent when the mother just wants to party and have fun or maybe even the mother was hurting the child. The country has tried so hard to help these single mothers that they have almost forgotten there are single dads too. Collages give grants and scholarships every day to single moms, shouldn't they be giving them to single parents. Maybe if there was more help out there for single dads then we would have less fatherless children. Maybe dads woulds step up even when the moms won't.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Those statistics are jarring in their dire consequences! Thank you for says YES! to changing the lives 2.... eternal rewards, earthly gain...
You are spectacular....and your man is ROCK SOLID <3
Jan

Anonymous said...

Hi Suzanne,

Your blog has been a huge inspiration to me! In the past months my family has been praying about adoption and we landed on adopting internationally (ethiopia) however, recently I have been thinking we should consider adopting african american babies from here in the states. Would you mind sharing which agency you used here? We are praying about our decision...any advice would be so appreciated! Thanks so much! Alli

Georgina H said...

With stats the it is important to acknowledge variants!
Its like saying people who eat tomato sauce are more likely to be fat! That can be true but it gives no link that tomato sauce makes you fat! The likely hood would be that people who eat tomato sauce most often eat pizzas, pastas etc and that is what makes them fat not the sauce itself!!

I think you will find that the same could be said for the stats you presented, that causality cant be shown as there are too many variables!!! I am not saying not having a farther figure isn't important but I do think that there are other factors too that may be the real cause and not the absence of a farther but maybe the situations that cause fathers to be absent, poverty levels, race, access to certain facilities, illness etc

ally said...

Amen Sister! Children need fathers in their lives! We need to win this battle people!

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