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## Who took the photo 4 children for sale?

As family lore and historical documentation by media goes, Milton Chalifoux and his three full siblings were sold by destitute parents when they were toddlers and preschoolers. That moment was captured in an infamous “4 Children For Sale” photo first published in the Vidette-Messenger of Valparaiso, Ind., Aug.

## What happened to the children for sale photo?

Woman in ‘Children For Sale’ photo dies Sue Ellen, left, and her sister RaeAnn Mills were reunited at Chalifoux’s home in Hammond. The women and their siblings were sold as children and their family was broken apart. RaeAnn Mills, left, and her brother were sold to the Zoeteman family.

Is it illegal to sell your child in Florida?

Unfortunately for these enterprising parents, selling children is illegal. Though selling children is already illegal under federal law, Florida lawmakers felt the need to include it in the state’s statues as well.

### How much is a child worth?

That report hasn’t been undated since 2017, but at that time, it found the cost of raising a child born in 2015 was \$233,610. That assumes the child was born to a middle-income, married couple. When adjusted for inflation, the number jumps to \$267,233 in 2021 dollars, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

### What is a comfortable salary for a family of 4?

Your family size Depending on the size of your family, \$80,000 can comfortably cover living expenses and beyond. According to the U.S census as of 2020, the median salary for a four-person household is \$68,400 per year, making 80K a substantially higher income than that of the average American.

How much does it take to raise a family of 4?

The Family Budget Calculator estimates that family of four will pay \$1,663 a month for housing, \$830 for food, \$1,223 for child care, \$1,159 for transportation, \$795 for health care, \$1,006 for other necessities and \$1,016 for taxes.

## What happens to orphans who don’t get adopted?

Kids who are not adopted often get passed between many foster and group homes until they age out at age 18-21. Kids with disabilities, including learning disabilities, are twice as likely to age out of the system. Once they have aged out, many of these young vulnerable adults face life alone.

## What do you call a child who lost one parent?

A child who loses his parents is called an orphan.

What is middle class for a family of 4?

Range of household incomes needed to be considered middle class, by family size

State Single Couple
Utah \$25,389 – \$76,167 \$35,905 – \$107,716
Vermont \$26,511 – \$79,533 \$37,492 – \$112,476
Virginia \$26,694 – \$80,081 \$37,750 – \$113,251
Washington \$27,529 – \$82,586 \$38,931 – \$116,794

### Where was the photo of four children for sale taken?

Inquire within”, Chicago, 1948. The photo first appeared in The Vidette-Messenger of Valparaiso, Indiana on August 5, 1948. The children looked posed and a bit confused as their pregnant mother hides her face from the photographer.

### What was the story behind the FOR SALE sign in Chicago?

“A big ‘For Sale’ sign in a Chicago yard mutely tells the tragic story of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Chalifoux, who face eviction from their apartment. With no place to turn, the jobless coal truck driver and his wife decide to sell their four children.

How many children did the woman in the photograph have?

The woman in the photograph remarried after selling/giving away her five children and had four more daughters. When her other children eventually came to see her, she’s described as completely lacking love for her estranged children, or having any regret for letting them go.

## Who was the couple who paid\$ 2 for a 7 year old?

The couple who paid \$2 for a 7-year-old girl was John And Ruth Zoeteman, farmers who ended up using their “adopted” kids as forced labor. There is no evidence that they paid additional cash for Milton, or how much it would have been.