Why is membership in Take Root limited to individuals over the age of 18?

First and foremost, Take Root simply does not have the resources to administer a program for minors. It has also been our experience that most recently recovered children do not want to become part of an organization for abducted-children – they (understandably) want to get as far away from the “abducted” label as possible! This seems to continue throughout the teens and 20’s – most of our members are 30 or older and say they would not have been ready to participate in an organization like ours at earlier stages in their lives.