JK Rowling Calls for an End to Orphanages - Pledge to Not Participate in Orphan Tourism

JK Rowling Calls for an End to Orphanages - Pledge to Not Participate in Orphan Tourism

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80% of children living in orphanages are likely to have at least 1 living parent, who could care for them if they had the support they needed.

Time and time again it's been proven that the best option for children, no matter the circumstance, is in a family based environment, rather than institutions. However more often than not, children living in poverty are put into places like orphanages or children homes, with the belief that they will be better cared for in these institutions, rather than with their own family.

Of course some of the children in these institution are in fact orphans, but the unfortunate truth is that many of these places are often filled with children who have living family and, even worse, the institution is simply used to exploit them. Children who grow up in orphanages are likely to experience negative and long-lasting impacts on their physical, mental and developmental well-being. 

However, there is a better way. 

While most non-profit ‘children’s homes’ and ‘orphanages’ are filled with children who have parents, we believe that taking children from parents because of poverty, in order to build a visible and prosperous ministry, is more similar to human trafficking than it is charitable compassion. At Global Family Care Network, we take children who are abandoned, abused or orphaned and work through local authorities to establish their true family status. Our first priority is to return children to their parents, if they have a supportive family and if not, we provide family based care - not institutionalized care. We work to help children in poverty who have family by assisting the family and community rather than removing children from their parents.

There's ways you can help - make the pledge to help preserve & protect children to ensure every child can experience family based care:

I Pledge:

  • To volunteer with organizations and support programs that take a family based approach to orphan and child care.
  • Make sure that the donations I make support family units instead of compromising them. 

With our deepest gratitude, thank you for joining our movement in protecting children!

Global Family Care Network. 

P.S. You can learn more about our work and our mission at Globalfamily.care or by opting in to receive our email updates when you sign this pledge. 

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