“A Brand New Life”. We only see her in the orphanage, but adoption is lingering in the air. Only place i could find it either free or to buy is on youtube. Versions with and without English subtitles below.
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 […]
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 […]