An excerpt from this article by Rita Fuerst Adams, National Executive Director, National Parents Organization
The momentous research favoring shared parenting coincides with statistics that demonstrate the negative impacts our broken system has on our children. An overwhelming amount of federal data demonstrates this fact by showing that children raised by single parents account for:
63% of teen suicides
70% of juveniles in state-operated institutions
71% of high school drop-outs
75% of children in chemical abuse centers
85% of those in prison
85% of children who exhibit behavioral disorders
90% of homeless and runaway children
Our children should not be born into child custody disputes but into a childhood that guarantees them the opportunity to benefit equally from both their parents throughout their upbringing and regardless of their parents’ marital status.
With more children born out of wedlock now than ever, it’s crucial that our lawmakers act to reform child custody laws throughout the nation so that we can reverse the negative impact our broken family courts are having on our youth.
Our family courts have a responsibility for making certain that our children are not deprived from the many benefits they stand to gain from both their parents.
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