What is the Era of Orphanages?
The number of orphanages across the developing world has grown dramatically in recent years. More than 80% of children in these orphanages are NOT orphans.
Millions of children have been taken from their families, trafficked into orphanages and used to generate funds – this is a form of modern day slavery.
Well-meaning people who are donating to orphanages are unintentionally fuelling the Global Orphanage Crisis. The more donations flood into orphanages, the more orphanages open and the more children are separated from their families to fill their beds.
Orphanages do not exist in developed countries because over 60 years of international research has proven that orphanages and institutionalisation has a serious and lifelong impact on children’s physical and psychological development.
Your support of family-based care programs in Cambodia, India, Nepal, and Uganda helps Born to Belong Foundation solve this Crisis.