Yesterday we posted a poll asking, “What was most shocking about the Angel Yulee Adams story?” By this morning, 134 responded. Check out the results:
We believe this story is shocking because it is such a bold display of the degradation of society, so we side with 29% of you. It’s so raw, such a waste of resources, so lifeless. Really, would paying for “all these children” do anything to help Angel or her children?
Besides three fathers, notice what is absent in her home — and the social services, for that matter. Faith in God is nowhere to be seen. Perhaps this is how the news wanted to edit it; perhaps Angel has some semblance of faith. Her life doesn’t show any attempt to model good and proper behavior. The status quo for Angel (how ironic of a name) and her children is welfare and its crumbling system.
This is an interesting case study, not too different from the Octomom story from a couple years ago. The media tried to put blame on the number of children in the home. Just look at the picture above. How can your heart not break for these children? It is hard to blame the judge or social workers for thinking, “Good grief, woman, stop having children!”
But the truth of this story is that the number of children has little to do with it. Most of you weren’t fooled into thinking so. Angel Yulee Adam’s problems are the same as millions of others regardless of how many children are birthed. To name a few:
- marital infidelity
- sexual promiscuity
- financial irresponsibility
- entitlement mentality
It appears the only similarity Angel has with families of many children is just many children. In our lives (and I hope yours too), the family unit is empowered by the love in our home. Most large families are intact marriages, they respect sexual purity, they are financially responsible, they expect no handouts and rely on God for their “daily bread.”
My, how I wish she knew Love in the House. And I wish social work tried harder to restore a sense of purpose in Angel’s life. True, the bold declaration that “someone” should pay for all these children is shocking. But Angel and her children are trapped in a system in which such an attitude is encouraged.