It’s quite heartbreaking when you hear kids being abandoned by their parents everyday. If asked, they give the flimsiest reasons…”No money to take care of them”. Money is and cannot be the only thing you as a parent can provide for your kids, what about love and care.
There are some kids I know that grew up in abject poverty but when you see how they stick to their parents like glue, it tells you that there are other things they derive from their parents like love, shelter, protection or security. Some kids would rather die with their poor parents than leave the comfort of their warm embrace that says “Son/daughter, through thick and thin, we shall stick together. I will never let you go!”
Such was not the case of Seun, Titilola, and Seyi, whom their father, Mr Segun Adepegba, who abandoned these lovely kids some eight years ago, at Solid Rock Model College. According to PUNCH newspaper, Punch readers have offered to pay the children’s educational fees. (Read the story in PUNCH here)
The most annoying thing is that these kind of parents will remain in hiding until they see that the children they abandoned are receiving a lot of monetary offers or public interest. Even sometimes, some kids who were abandoned manage to be ‘achievers’ in life, that is when you start seeing parents coming out to claim ‘ownership’.
Abandoning your child shows absolute lack of trust and faith in God!