Thursday, July 17, 2014
Children Crossing the Border Crisis: SOLVED
The latest statistic I read, regarding the 'waiting list' for adoption in the United States, stated that there were 36 couples waiting for every one baby that was placed for adoption. I don't know what that translates to in terms of years waiting.
So, I'm thinking. We have children being sent across our border in the hands of some extremely shady folks. No matter what the discussions cover, the government will never send them back. The chances of finding their families is most likely slim to none. This means the government will end up putting them in our system and shouldering the load.
Why does bureaucracy never solve two problems at once? Hire adoption specialists and background checkers and set up right there on the border. Let perspective adoptive families come, adopt and assume financial responsibility. This helps them by cutting down their waiting time substantially, taking away exorbitant international adoption fees (US adoption averages $34,000 and International Adoption averages $44,000) and helps the American people by placing children in a loving home and relieving the states and federal government of the financial burden.
I know this is too common sense to actually get done. But, I like it.