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What's the Ideal Family Size Anyway?

Are adoption agencies refusing children to families with too many kids? Mother the World has the story:

Vietnam is revisiting implementing a two-child policy.

India is also proposing a two-child policy even in the wake of India’s decreasing population and a huge gender discrepancy due to female infanticide and sex selected abortion eliminating females.

I am the mother of 7 children. When people ask me how many children I have, they gasp. Why do they gasp? They respond this way because large families in America do not represent the ideal. Why are they not ideal? Why has the concept of family size over 2.5 children become less than ideal? What is the ‘ideal’ family size?
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1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for linking this. That "Jaffe Memo" is chilling.


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