How do you react to this situation?
I personally am appalled that a parent would abandon a child, but understand that perhaps that could be the best thing for the kid in the long run. My question is, what resources do these families have to deal with their struggles? Are there any good options available to help them work through whatever they are facing? Is this a discipline issue, an economic issue, a self-centeredness issue, a total lack of support issue? Where truly can struggling parents turn that works with them without simply condemning them for wanting to abandon their kids or for having sex and a kid in the first place? What is the role of the church in these situations?