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  • Why We Need a Global Children's Rights Movement
  • By: Katy Faust, Stacy Manning
  • Narrated by: Katy Faust
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
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Them Before Us

By: Katy Faust,Stacy Manning
Narrated by: Katy Faust
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Summary

You probably have a pretty good idea of the adult viewpoints on marriage, infertility, reproductive technologies, same-sex parenting, divorce, and adoption.

But have you ever considered the kids’ perspective?

Them Before Us blazes a new trail through the difficult terrain of marriage and family issues. It’s the only book that filters the complexities of marriage, familial relationships, and reproductive technologies through the lens of a child’s right to be raised by both their mother and father. 

This book features the real-life stories of children by the hundreds, and every story makes the irrefutable case that a child’s mother and father are critical to their mental, physical, and emotional well-being.

Them Before Us dispels prevalent myths concerning children’s rights, such as: 

  • Kids only need love and safety - moms and dads are optional.
  • Love makes a family; biology is irrelevant.
  • Marriage is a vehicle for adult fulfillment - it has nothing to do with kids.
  • Children are resilient and will “get over” divorce.
  • Studies show that kids with same-sex parents fare “no different” than kids with a mom and dad.
  • Sperm and egg donor kids are fortunate because they are so wanted.
  • Surrogacy is a great way to help wannabe parents have a baby.
  • Reproductive technologies are no different than adoption.

This well-researched book identifies the wide-ranging harms resulting from mother- and father-loss, and it provides a roadmap for effective children’s rights advocacy. Whether you’re seeking to make sense of your own fractured childhood, or yearn to prevent similar struggles for the next generation, Them Before Us will equip you to be the adult who should have advocated for you as a child.

By defending children’s rights, we protect the heart of every child and set a course that will decimate a myriad of the social ills currently plaguing our world.

©2021 Katy Faust, Stacy Manning (P)2021 Black Hills Audiobooks LLC

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A really thought provoking read!

I thought I knew enough about children’s rights and how they need mothers and fathers in their lives. But this book has challenged me and and made me consider a lot of things that I never thought about.
I would say it’s a must read for anyone.

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A must read for every person.

Such a simple concept, putting children first. Them Before Us explains, in the most understandable way, how society has become more adult-centered, rather than child-centered.

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  • Diana K.
  • 10-11-22

Eye-opening & Logically-sound

This book does a good job describing the insidious nature of selfishness so prevalent in our culture (myself included) and the dangerous consequences of confusing personal preferences with personal rights. For married couples considering IVF, this is a must-read. For married couples in general, this is a must read. For married couples considering adoption this is a must read. For everyone else, this is a must read. Give your mind some food for thought, read (listen to) this book

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  • Todd Lail
  • 21-10-22

Opened my eyes

I have always considered myself pro-life, but I had never heard or thought about how so much of what is done to have children hurts the children. A much needed book in anyone’s library who wants to do what is right, even if not popular.

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  • Andrew Provines
  • 19-09-22

Children’s Rights

Katy and Stacy provide the science, data, and personal stories to convince the world that children have a fundamental right to their biological mom and dad.

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  • Annie
  • 19-05-22

Bravery abounds.

Thank you for writing this book. Thank you for fighting for the rights of children. In their desperate need to have a voice, but still in a world where they are seen not heard, you have stepped in the gap for them. Bravo! It is my prayer that this movement will go farther than your prayers are asking. This is a book advocating for Childress rights and the call to parents to do hard things for the children in their lives. Incredible research and incredible detail to an issue that many don’t even know is a problem. You have certainly opened my eyes. Thank you.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-05-22

Required listening for all!

Oh the self center was of adults. This book opened my eyes and made clear why some things have felt instinctively wrong or unwhole in the way we bring children into the world and support them on their way.
It is time to prioritize the needs of children over the desires of adults, however heart rending that may be to do.
Anyone concerned there is bigotry in this ideals is sorely mistaken and kissing the intentions of the authors. They merely bring to light the true impacts of adult choices on the lives of conceptions of children.

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  • M. Bender
  • 23-01-22

Children of divorce, adoption, surrogacy

Do you want clear reasons for and against some of the most pressing issues regarding our children today?
This book does a great job in providing the answers. Absolutely a must read!!

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  • Harris
  • 12-11-21

Powerful

Powerful, eye opening, convicting. All around a fantastic book that will encourage you to defend the most vulnerable, and most precious among us. Children.

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  • jgilly
  • 25-09-21

life changing, very informative.

I have an idea why I opposed some things but affirmed others. Somehow I couldn't put into words exactly what I meant and why I believed exactly these ideas were valid. them before us authors put into words, action and real life scenarios all of my ideas and cause them to materialize. they were empathetic and very emphatic on every point and really give children the voice that has been stolen from them. their words were not empty phrases of fanatics but they gave proof to back their ideas, the reasons why their ideas was not only valid but necessary for the survival and well-being of all children.

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  • Clint
  • 22-07-21

Eye-opening!!!

This book offers extraordinary insight into the world of no-fault divorce, same-sex parenting and big fertility industry, which all prioritize the desires of adults. I have never gone through these circumstances, but, even so, the stories of the children who have experienced these are heartbreaking. You have my support, Katie Faust. God bless!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-05-21

Absolutely necessary!

This book is a must read for anyone with children, anyone that wishes they had children, or anyone who once was a child. Unless we look at life through the eyes of a child we will never truly see.