Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

3 Bumps

Is it child abuse to have a child that you do not a home for, cannot afford to provide the necessities for?


Asked by tootoobusy at 10:36 PM on Sep. 22, 2010 in Money & Work

Level 52 (487,465 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (13)
  • I would say it's neglect

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 10:37 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • Wow, seriously?

    You'd better hope you don't ever fall off your pedestal, you'll break your neck from the fall.

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:37 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • legally speaking, it's neglect. It can also be considered judgemental.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 10:39 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • its not child abuse.. its called IRRESPONSIBLE!!

    Answer by proudmommy690 at 10:38 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • No, poverty isn't abuse, it's sad, but it's not abuse. If a person CAN and refuses to care for a child, it's neglect, not abuse...


    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:38 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • No

    Answer by Fallaya at 10:39 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • I have read all of your questions and I must ask 'Who peed in your Cheerios?' Shit happens to a lot of people and everyone deals with it differently. I decided a long time ago that judging others was not going to help me or them so I don't.

    Answer by Kari126 at 11:23 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • Okay, I'm officially tired of these questions. We get it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:37 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • you can get public assistance

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 10:38 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • I think that if you can not provide for the child (life needs, shelter,food, clothes, etc) it is....There are so many things out there that can assist someone in a sitution like that...if the person chooses not to get help and just not provide the basic needs then it is abuse.

    Answer by sharonnacy at 10:39 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

Next question in Money & Work
Fam and gifts

Next question overall (Pregnancy)
Help!!!! adult content

close Cafemom Join now to connect to other members! Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN