This is a stunning video that I strongly recommend for parents and anyone concerned with how young children develop. You will be moved and educated.
It helps make a strong case for doing all we can to see that children are raised within loving families – but hold on. Family-based care programs take note. This should be taken as a huge challenge for your programs as well. It’s not enough to send children to be raised in families if they will neglected there. The success of kinship care and foster care will hinge on the quality of the families and whether they are properly trained and supported.
You may be surprised at all you didn’t know about orphans and orphanages after watching this eye-opening video made in Cambodia. Many people after watching this video agree it’s time to change our methods of caring for vulnerable children in the poorest places around the world.
Too many times, the Western church, our solution has been to go and build an orphanage, and we’ve come up short by doing that. We’ve done something good, but we’ve not done the best.
Don’t miss this short video featuring Johnny Carr, author of Orphan Justice. He’s very sensitive and kind with his words, but these are serious matters. Our choices, even when we’re sincerely trying to help, sometimes have unintended negative effects that impact vulnerable children and families in ways we didn’t anticipate — even tearing families apart. If we can do better, let’s not dwell on the past but figure out how to make the needed changes.
In many different ways the message is slowly filtering out to regular folks. Orphanages are not the best option for orphaned and vulnerable children. The good news is that better options are available. We can make better options available to more and more children worldwide by making changes in what we do and how we give. Learn more about the alternatives here on this website. Enough said.