This is a response to a comment made in this post.
Here is the comment:
Don’t take this the wrong way, but I think you’re making extremely judgmental assumptions here.
You don’t know this baby’s mother or how she came to be on the street. And it is pretty presumptious of you to asssume that you’d be a better parent, just because you have a nice house to live in. And you definitely have no idea if the baby would be better off in the system.
It’s easy to say that someone should turn their kids over to the state, when you’re talking about someone else. But when it’s your child who will be whisked away to live with complete strangers selected by an over-taxed system that doesn’t have the resources to even ensure the safety of the kids in their care.
It’s not like the Disney movies where kids go into a loving home in an affluent neighborhood. Unfortunately, very few wealthy families adopt children, and even fewer take in foster kids.
You also don’t know what the woman is doing to get herself out of the situation. It could be she is doing everything she can.
The best thing you can do is to support the local women’s shelter so that they can in turn offer services to this woman and her child–hopefully the services that will help her find a home for herself and her child.