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Who Can Give Elian More?

Child custody is not determined by who has the most to offer a child.
by Cynthia M. Tidey

I, like all Americans, have been hearing about this story for quite a while now. I from the get go could not believe there has been such controversy over this! I am heartbroken that Elian's mother died in her efforts to bring him to America. But the fact remains she has perished and Elian's father is still alive and well. His recent arrival in the US has completely solidified to me that he truly loves his child.

The fact that some Americans feel that the USA is the best for Elian is absurd. His father is the only one who has any say so in this matter. Who are they to second guess his decisions? How would they feel if someone tried to take their child from them just because a majority of people feel that they are not giving that child "the best there is to offer"?

I know nothing about Cuba but I do know that no matter how you live your life, no matter how little you have to offer your child, it is always the best thing for them to be with you, not taken away by someone who can "give them more."

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