There are a lot of issues today with kids running around with nobody to look up to. Instead they go feral, killing and looting on the streets.
I'd like to propose a National Parent government agency. The National Parent agency would create blended mixed parents: This would best be done, not with blenders
this time around, but by developing a CG studio to support a fully blended parent representating each skull shape, body type, skin color, and hair style. There would be a male version, and a female version. National Mom and National Dad. They wouldn't be fashionable, because that changes too quickly; they would wear working gear, because they are always on the go.
Young children don't really care what their parents look like, so this works best for younger children, not sassy 5 year olds. It will also take a couple generations to fully adapt the populace.
This would go hand-in-hand with the government's gradual erosion of the need of family structures due to widespread social benefits -- why have a Nanny State when you can have a Atomic Family State? Make the Nanny a part of the family -- make her your Mom!
A regular TV show broadcast by the National Parents agency would show your National Parents out saving the world; protecting the environment, feeding the poor. They are too busy to live with their children, but they can video tape themselves (is that dated?) having a one-sided conversation with their National Children, and revealing all the time-honored wisdom, commonsense, and stereotypes true families pass down to survive.
Websites can be set up to let the children talk to their parents: they can chat real-time to their National Parents as well.
Their National Parents can send close friends over to take the children on walks, to the zoo, to see the ocean. These close friends appear and dissapear throughout the child's life; they are simple full-time employees of the Agency.
An intense emphasis on family values can help replace religion, and can bind a nation's youth together, without seeming too nationalistic.
At the age of adulthood (18, or for some countries 32), a ceremony is held where the child is brought together with other children for a Day of Freedom; here they take flight from the nest. Their National Parents are not going away; but they are taking care of their other children now. Chats now much more limited, and instead of their parents friends showing up, they get cards and letters and invitations to social gatherings.
National Parents never age, they never grow old. They gradually morph to suit the racial makeup of the country, but never dramatically.
No child is forced to watch or spend time with his National Parents, but they are always there for them, always willing to give a helping hand, perhaps small money loans, advice about schooling, romantic advice, technical biological advice.
It's simply not fair for children to grow up as children of the State, and yet have no parents of State.