parentally challenged

parentally challenged

Born to unwed parents. (Pseudo-politically correct slang used for humorous effect.) A: "Is it true that Sean is parentally challenged?" B: "No, I'm pretty sure his parents were married before he was born."
See also: challenged
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Unwanted by his parents, 13-year-old Cosmo suffers the fate of all orphan children in Satellite City in the not-too-distant future when he is dipped in a vaccine vat and whisked off to the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys, where the only chance of escape is adoption or death.
To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, May 2004: Abandoned by his parents as an infant, Cosmo Hill grows up in the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys, a ghastly orphanage that puts the boys to work testing dangerous products.
Colfer has moved away from his arch criminal to produce another rip-roaring book about 14-year-old Cosmo Hill who is incarcerated in the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys.
Cosmo Hill is a 14-year-old orphan who lives in an Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys.
Unwanted boys like Cosmo are housed in the Clarissa Frayne Institute for Parentally Challenged Boys, where they serve as human guinea pigs for all sorts of deadly dangerous products.