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The Importance Of Standing Up For Children

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Marian Wright Edelman, an American children’s rights activist said, “If we don’t stand up for children, then we don’t stand for much.”(Marian Wright Edelman Quotes.). Standing up for our children is very important because they are the future of human existence. There can be many reasons that children need someone to stand up for them and be there for them. Organizations provide help when parents are unable to financially or emotionally support their children. Agencies help find orphanages and foster families for children in need, often housing kids that have been neglected or abused, with nowhere to go. Furthermore These children need a lot of love and support, and Eliada Home is one of those organizations providing quality foster care, child care, and therapy to meet that need.
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“I’m alone. I’m hungry and I’m shivering in the dark.” (Pelzer 3). These words from a desperate child remind us that not all children have access to foster care. Without foster care, kids would shuffle between unsafe and temporary housing with nobody to look out for them. In Buncombe County, the Department of Child Protective Services put 199 children in non-family institutions between July 2015 and June 2016. (Duncan) Many children suffer from abusive and neglectful parents. In fact, in the United States a report of child abuse is made every ten seconds (Child Abuse Statistics). Due to abuse, and drug use, many children are placed in foster care in Buncombe County. The need for foster care
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