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The way we think about "orphan care"

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is all wrong

For decades many people have approached caring for orphans the same way.

Over time, research has revealed what works, what doesn't, and what truly is best for kids.

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Children separated from their families need reunification whenever possible.

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Children without a safe family, need permanency with a local family.

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Children at-risk of separation need family preservation.

The #1 solution is clear: CHILDREN NEED FAMILIES.

The idea of an "orphan" is full of myths.

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Here are the 3 myths THE KIDS want you to know:

Myth #1:

Kids in orphanages have no parents or family. 

Children are often living in institutions as a result of poverty and as many as 80% have a living parent or relatives in the community who could care for them with the right support. 

Truth #1:

Myth #2:

There are no orphans in

the USA.

The US has over 400,000 children and youth in foster care living with foster families or in group homes. 100,000 of those children are available for adoption. 

Truth #2:

Myth #3:

These problems

are not solvable.

This is solvable. Solutions have already been developed and there are more than enough local families for children. Now all we need is YOU.

Truth #3:

Myth #1:

Kids in orphanages have no parents or family. 

Children are often separated from their families because of poverty. An estimated 80% of children in orphanages have at least one living parent. With the right supports, many  could be reunified with their families.

Truth #1:

Myth #2:

There are no orphans in

the USA.

There are over 420,000 children in the United States foster care system. The majority of them need a loving foster family while they wait to return to their biological families. 100,000 will never be able to return home and are waiting to be adopted.

Truth #2:

Myth #3:

These problems

are not solvable.

This is solvable. Solutions have already been developed and proven successful. Now all we need is YOU.

Truth #3:

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Orphan Myth is a group of NGOs, child advocacy specialists, influencers, faith-leaders and businesses, dedicated to help every child belong in a safe, loving family. 

 

Ultimately, Orphan Myth seeks to see every child in a loving home through reunification of those who have been separated, the strengthening of at-risk families, and permanency solutions for those who truly have no family to call their own.

Matched you and your team with vetted non-profit organizations to support best practice solutions for children and families through advocacy and fundraising.

Raised funds that went towards the organizations of your choice. This will help support their proven solutions for every child to belong in a loving family.

Supported partnered non-profit organizations that are dedicated to reunifying & preserving existing families and identifying new local families when there is no other option.

 
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And you can help make that a reality.