For some nebulous reasons a child does not have parents, I guess you call these children orphans.
80 percent of countries we call under-developed have a simple solution to this problem, however, then what happens is the 20 percent of the countries called the developed world comes in an destroys the culture and the nuclear family.
Developed countries have already destroyed the nuclear family, destroyed the institution of marriage, and decided children are not loveable and of no use. The world is now exporting this destruction to the rest of the planet in the name of starting orphanages, mostly in countries where there are no orphans, they all have foster parents.
Lago Atitlan - Lake Atitlan
Saturday, April 26, 2008Andy of HoboTraveler.com
This is Santiago, he has a foster mother and father, they are very good people, they feed him, they clothe him and he has a family, maybe not the ideal, however a lot better than living in an orphanage.
This is how the world works, 80 percent of the planet, for a family to survive the children have daily chores, they must help in the family business, they are required to be of use, to have utility value. The family all pitches in and helps the family to pay for the expenses of life.
Being that every child works, contributes, and extra child is not an expense, it is an extra worker, a small worker who contributes to the overall wellness of the family.
Therefore, families in under-developed, the majority of countries are ready and willing to take other children into their families. A simple solution to orphans, because there really are none. I suppose the better solution is free condoms or stopping the imperialist desires of religions to conquer the world by having babies.
In the end, without a national retirement plan, the world will continue to have many babies because they need workers to help the family to survive, and to support them when they are old. Give them a retirement pension and the need for babies almost disappears
Having children or babies is not a want in under-developed countries, it is a need.
Coming to this countries and starting orphanage is just misguided middle class guilt people who never worked, and feel guilty because deep in their hearts they know they are the shits. They fell power by thinking they help people they perceive are bigger loser then them.
Being a Winner or Loser is not about money, it is about being a good person so you do not feel the monkey on your back from guilt of being a loser.Guatemala Orphans
Wow Andy, I guess I have started reading your blog, maybe I miss your incessant talking, coming to my hotel every morning....
Did you notice all of the white people adopting babies when you were in Antigua? They are everywhere. I think that all this adoption of babies business really just is a business. People are selling their kids. I agree with what you said about orphans. From my experience, the "orphanages" that I have gone to are mostly comprised of kids who chose to leave their families to go live on the streets, usually as a result of gangs, drugs, to make money whatever...but usually it was their choice to be "orphans."
Me talk, I am an habladora now both in Spanish, French and English.
Mira, I told,
- You do not like me...-
I think you should remember this... and one day you will understand what I am trying to say.
Adopting babies... everyone on the planet wants own a child.