Well good for you guys for the commitment
Didn't mean to go off on you, you and parakeet owners like you are not the problem.
And yeah, unfortunately, there are that many.
Almost everyone knows about the pet overpopulation problem where cats and dogs are concerned, sadly, less than 1/4 of the population realizes that the small birds are suffering the same fate.
I have never raised 'keets myself, but I've got some experience with songbirds, so if you ever need anything, just ask.
And for saftey sake, you might look around to see if you can find a local breeder who can show you how to handfeed should anything (God forbid!) go wrong.
Good luck with your budding little family.