Can't help wondering...what you're wondering? Are you as offended by this categorization of children as I am? I understand the underlying basis that leads to this conclusion as necessary for funding purposes and services, but that doesn't make it any less offensive as far as I'm concerned.
Children should not need to be labeled in order to be protected and taken care of. As a society that claims children as important to our future, if not in their own right, we can find alternative means for accounting purposes...for isn't that the real reason we stigmitize children and adults with labels.