Child Abandonment

woman carrying baby at beach during sunset

Today as I was scrolling through my social media page, I came across a video of a man neglecting to comfort a baby. While the infant is screaming and crying for some attention, this individual left the child to crawl on his/her hands and knees around and around, following him and he never once made an attempt to pick up the infant and comfort the child. This had me so hurt, I felt pain instantly, I was heartbroken💔, I cryed😢.  So many people neglect to realize the beauty and joy of having a child/baby in your life. These children are just innocent souls trying to get happiness, comfort, love from us adults. They were not asked to come into this world, we adults made it happen, because we value pleasure more than a life and we then abandon the child, instead of owning up to your responsibility.

Child abandonment occurs when a parent, guardian, or person in charge of a child either deserts a child without any regard for the child’s physical health, safety or welfare and with the intention of wholly abandoning the child, or in some instances, fails to provide necessary care for a child living under their roof. Child abandonment can be physical abandonment and some extreme cases of emotional abandonment.

The abandonment of children is an extreme form of child neglect stemming from many causes. Some include family break down, irresponsible fatherhood or motherhood, birth out of wedlock, or the death of one or both parents. The problem is not new, what is new rather is the growing scale of the problem. Problems children face in child neglect includes; trouble sleeping, crying a lot, aggression, deep anger, resentment, feeling of betrayal, difficulty concentrating, chronic fatigue and problems at school or with friends.

Child abandonment is mostly in the form of exposing newborn babies either in the wilderness or public places where they could be noticed. A classic example from the Bible is MOSES, rescued by Pharoah’s daughter.

Children are always a blessing! They are filled with such joy and laughter. Children are so fragile from the beginning, motivating us to protect them and nurture them. God speaks directly to Mothers and Fathers in his Word! These wonderful little ones are beautiful, full of happiness and are radiant bright lights in this world of darkness. No matter where you are in the world, or what your background is, children are a gift from God. They are OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS. Children remind us to live more, trust more, laugh more, and seek the love of our Heavenly Father more. God calls us his children, because the love of a child is so precious and fragile, that we should protect it and defend it.

Children need to be loved, nurtured and cared for, every child deserves a chance. They are just innocent souls.

Psalms 127:3 says ” children are a gift from God, the fruit of the womb a reward.”

boy wearing green crew neck shirt jumping from black stone on seashore

 

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