- un- + parented (Wiktionary)
“But others say a needed transition is under way, and that international adoption should be the last resort for finding homes for unparented children.”
“The emergent consensus is that there was not even a higher political or social purpose behind what happened: it was mindless, feral youths and gangs – their members unparented – looting for the flat-screen TVs and trainers to which they wrongly felt entitled.”
“To raise the funds, Brockwell cleans out his anti-capitalist collective's war chest, fills his pockets with drugs and takes leave of his squat: "an early twenty-first English household – which is to say a tri-sexual household of unparented narcissists where, in the twenty minutes I was there, cash and products were transacted four ways to a sum of four hundred pounds, and no fewer than five laws were broken".”
“The parents of these "kids", acting as uneducated, unparented adults should be part of this problem, since they don't seem to be part of the solution!”
“They're primarily the lost legions of the uneducated, unparented, abused, and mentally deficient.”
“The kids unparented are -- to me, that's a form of child abuse.”
“And much quotation on a page makes it like a foundling hospital -- sentences unparented, ideas abandoned of their proper text.”
“But all should recognize the need similarly to address the invisible but all-too-real permanent humanitarian crisis afflicting unparented children worldwide.”
“What is sad is that it takes a disaster of such proportions, and a country like Haiti which has been usually open to international adoption, to give a relative handful of the world's unparented children the chance to grow up in nurturing families.”
“For most unparented children - children with no prospect of living with birth parents - the best option by far is early placement in adoption, and for children in poor countries adoptive homes will generally exist only internationally.”
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