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  • Orphanages are sometimes necessary to protect the most vulnerable

    Orphanages are sometimes necessary to protect the most vulnerable

    For many foster care is not an option. In many places this is due to issues of extreme poverty. There may be a lack of resources to properly screen and train foster carers with the risk that children placed into such care are vulnerable to abuse. The traditional orphanage is important as a place of last resort, for children with no other available living situation.

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  • The orphan myth: Exposing the truth about orphanages

    The orphan myth: Exposing the truth about orphanages

    Why are so many children with parents living in an orphanage? The biggest single cause is poverty, followed by limited access to basic services, such as education and health care. Most children in orphanages today have at least one living parent, who gave them up in the belief an orphanage offers a better life. They’re wrong.

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