#THINKfamilies: Don’t create more orphans

  1. You can think twice, but my daughter would be dead if not for the care she received in her orphanage before we adopted her. I have seen the rough graves of many babies outside of institutions, too poor to take them in. So called ‘extended family’ solutions in Cambodia are, more often than not, simply bonded slavery. Don’t make simple western-centric assumptions about complex problems in other countries. I totally agree that voluntourism and orphanage sightseeing must be stopped but, unfortunately, orphanages still have a part to play in desperately poor countries like Cambodia.

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