“Family isn't about whose blood you have.
It's about who
you care about”
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park, 1998
Mission and Belief Statements
Our mission is to work with others (individuals, agencies and government officials) to enable every child to live a life of security, caring, hope and support, within a loving and protective environment.
Therefore, we believe that:
- Children should be given more rights than those of abusive or neglectful
biological parents and families.
Rationale: The current governmental philosophy and subsequent system of working to keep a child with his/her biological family after he/she has suffered substantial abuse or neglect is not only damaging and harmful to the child…but often fatal. Laws governing the rights of children must be re-evaluated and changed.
- The concept of "Pro-Life" must be expanded to focus upon and include "live" children,
with emphasis on what happens after they are born.
Rationale: Pro-Life organizations must reflect and promote the protection of the children who are born…who are given life, but not necessarily a life free from abuse and neglect. Although the efforts of these organizations are admirable and should be supported, the fact remains that a fetus does not feel the pain that a baby, toddler, child or adolescent feels…life must be protected at all levels.
- Laws governing the rights of children must be re-evaluated to reflect true protection of the child,
rather than focusing upon the current plethora of rules and regulations that do nothing but put the
child in the midst of a paper trail, while he or she continues to be abused and damaged. Thus:
- The concept of ORPHANAGES must be revisited…serving children from birth to age six (see concept paper)
- The current Children, Youth and Families (CYF) agencies, along with the current foster care system must be re-evaluated and subsequently changed. This current system is not working for children. In fact, it can be severely damaging to children. (see statistics)
- Volunteerism in regard to children must be an officially established and recognized entity which is widely utilized and promoted nationwide.
- Adoption must be a concept and entity that is as strongly promoted and accepted as biological parenting. There must be a national push to emphasize and support adoption, changing laws and regulations that currently prevent thousands of people from adopting children in the United States. Furthermore, overseas adoptions are now often hampered by politics between and among countries. Stronger ties and relations with these countries relative to the welfare of children must be established for the sake of children worldwide.
- Government and agencies must support and counsel biological parents
(who do not want, cannot care for, or have abused or neglected their children) to relinquish rights to these
children, enabling them to be placed in orphanages or adoptive families.
Rationale: Millions of biological parents are given money, services, housing, counseling and more in an attempt to assist them in keeping babies and children that they truly don’t want or can’t raise. The same amount of support should be given to them to assist them in being able to release their children to orphanages and adoptive families who would provide the love, security and caring that these children need. After children are abused, neglected or killed, it is often too late for everyone…