Everyone always talks about doing things for the children.  Yet, it is often a flimsy excuse to line their own pockets with money.  Whenever there is an appeal the reason for the money is for the children.  Do you ever wonder how much of the money is actually utilized for the children or for other things?  There are religious organizations that really do their best with whatever they collect to  truly help the needy and children.  Unfortunately, there are organizations and legal systems which claim to be all about the children but in reality it is about themselves, politics, government funding, etc.  There are even countries who are taking children away from their parents and raising them to be nothing remotely close to what their parents had hoped for them.  The children are losing their childhood and will never know the joys of simply being a child.  It is very sad.  Everyone should have a chance to know the freedom of being young, free, and being able to play with their friends and just have fun.  They also should have the opportunity for education and learning experiences.  It helps them develop into good citizens in any country. Sometimes the odds are overwhelming, but families should not give up hope that they will one day have their children returned to them. As much as people discuss things, the legal and justice systems in the world rarely help children.  Whether it is bribery, a dislike of either men or women, no concern for children, or a hatred of their own lives, people in the legal system need to really examine it and eliminate the individuals in charge who are  hindering the healing for families and children.  The children in the Good Gus series had freedom and choices.  Education was a big part of their lives.  The series is available in paperback at our website or online exclusively with Kindle.  As you read this blog and may be contemplating how you can help the children, look into what is going on in your community and find ways to make the changes that are needed.  Then take a reading break with “Misplaced Trust” which is available on 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.