Blog surf:Be lenient

It breaks my heart to see little children between the ages of 4 and 10 years begging when they are supposed to be studying at school and/or play many kinds of games afterwards. At that time I would wonder who are their parents, why are they allowed to be in the streets. If the parents cannot raise their children properly, why didn’t the Department of Social take care of them. If the department can’t, they can always arrange individuals to do it under supervision, for example through adoption. However, adoption process in Indonesia is not an easy thing.

I can understand the reason for limitation of age of the persons who want to adopt children, but in my opinion it should not be implemented very strictly.

I felt that adoption is one of the ways that can reduce the number of street children. For the purpose, the adoption regulation should not be so strict on only one aspect for example age of parents, but should consider other aspects

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