If abortion were eliminated in the US and almost all pregnancy carried to term, the adoption / foster care system would approximately double. Can it absorb the additional children?Posted by: TBR
As many as 10 million additional children could be added to the system in the first 18 years. (Discuss)
Yes, most definitely. It is just a matter of percentages. Also, there would be much more poverty. As more people would need more resources, foster parents will be more difficult to find. The families that ultimately would stick to their babies will have to invest more money in them. The associations that currently take care of wards of the states will need to pour more resources for food, and human capital --i.e. to better understand what it would take, we usually translate it in cash. Averall, more births, means less jobs pro capita, more cahse invested in expendable resources as medicines and food --and no, the number of jobs that may be created will not be enough to support the boom in births.