All posts tagged: orphanages

A better adoption

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Before orphanages became marketing tools for tourist dollars and collecting stations for shipping kids overseas (i.e., a long, long time ago), a group of students at Central Michigan University adopted an orphanage.  They sent money to them over several years to provide clothing, food, and other necessities like an ox and pigs. The orphans, now grown up, still remember those students. “I’ll tell you what I like to think to myself,” Kirwan muses. “When I […]

Support adoptees by supporting family-based care, not orphanages

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amazing speech. interesting details: * approx 80% of children in orphanages are not orphans * children raised in orphanages are 500x more likely to commit suicide, and 40x more likely to have a criminal record. * even assuming the very best orphanage, these children re-experience the cycle of abandonment every 8 hours when workers go off-shift With a happy ending involving family-based care. Cambodia won’t be faced with the false dilemma of leaving kids in […]