9 kids and no home and the mum says not to judge as she didn’t choose to be a solo mum. Being a solo mum isn’t the issue, money is. Even with a partner you’d need to be millionaires to give a decent life to 9 kids. People need to wait to have kids until they can live off one income because when kids come along life gets dearer.
I’m also frustrated that there is no mention of the dad. If mum is going to be homeless surely the kids should go live with dad. If dad died then can none of either parents extended family help out?
We see more and more stories like this where people seem to be using emotional blackmail to just the government to get them a home. The system is supposed to be a safety net not a lifestyle choice and when you have nine kids with no means to support them it is a lifestyle choice. There are so many more deserving out there who find themselves in a bad situation through no fault of their own – poor health, needing to stop work to care for sick kids or sick parents – not people who just keep having kids and not providing. The dad or dads need to step up, why is it always the government called to help? The parents both need to play their part.