WHAT IS FAIR START FAMILY PLANNING?
Every child deserves a fair start in life, and parents plan to have kids based on what kids need, in addition to what parents want.
Everyone wins by creating a sustainable future filled with people who had a better start in life.
Together we can give every child a fair start in life.
If potential parents are not prepared – practically and emotionally – to support their children, regardless of who they end up being, and what their needs are, they shouldn’t have kids.read more
This is third in a series of AlterNet articles on population growth. The first explored the trend toward smaller families. The second examined a new family planning model that can capitalize on that trend. The current piece – 5 Ways Thoughtful Family Planning Can...read more
Republicans are blocking access to family planning and playing politics with children’s health by delaying funding for the Child Health Insurance Program for some nine million needy kids. We must do better for kids.read more
Fair Start family planning Up Close: One family’s story
Anne and Matt deliberately planned a fair start for their child. They had both grown up in large families and had first-hand experience with the dilution of and competition for parental time, attention, and resources. They wanted Ellen to have the options and opportunities they hadn’t had. Anne and Matt also wanted to have the time and resources to give back to others in their community – through volunteering, teaching, donating, and nonprofit work. By the time they chose to start their family, Anne and Matt were receiving help and support from a variety of sources, ranging from employer-based health insurance to hand-me-down clothes from colleagues. But we can do better. With the child first Fair Start family planning model, even more children can have a fair start.
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