If it was the case that orphanages only existed for children who were victims of abuse or abandoned by ruthless parents, I would not have written this post. Unfortunately, research shows that this is not the case. While there are some cases similar to what your describe, most children in orphanages (around 80%) are there because of poverty which prevents their parents or relatives from caring for them adequately. For these 80% of children it would be far better to support the family to care for the children themselves rather than institutionalizing the child.
June 15, 2010 at 07:37 AM
Great job for having this article. For me the reason why orphanages exist because it needs to help less fortunate children who are victims of abuse or being abandon by some ruthless parents. I think funding orphanages does not create more orphans since these orphanages are built to help the needy ones. Anyway, kudos to your post!
June 15, 2010 at 07:24 AM
Just to let you know that you are doing a fantastic job with your website.
It is a goldmine of information and I have been able to prevent some pretty awful decisions from being made by using the arguments that you have put across here.
Please don't stop.
January 17, 2010 at 06:37 AM
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