What does a state run orphanage look like? Well, first, let me explain what they different types of orphanages are.
A.) Agency sponsored orphanage - An agency sponsored orphanage has the backing of an adoption agency. The adoption agency funds the orphanage to a certain degree and the kids are generally taken care of to some degree - meaning they probably eat once a day and there are probably 30 or so kids. Most of the kids will eventually be adopted - probably. May or may not have running water or electricity.
B.) Transitional orphanage - A transitional orphanage is for kids who are being adopted. These children will most definitely be adopted. Usually MUCH smaller with a capacity of 15 - 20 children. These children usually eat at least twice a day, but might even get three meals. These children tend to be a bit healthier since the environment is smaller. Usually has running water and electricity.
C.) State (or government) sponsored orphanage - A state run orphanage is funded by the government. Sadly, these orphanages are given just enough money that the 75 - 85 children eat every 2 to 3 days. Two or three people are given a very small stipend to sort of watch over the kids. No running water, no electricity - nothing. Just a building that is falling apart. This is where the "older" children - over 3 - generally go because they usually will not be adopted. People want younger children - babies and toddlers, so these
"older" children go to these orphanages until they are old enough to make it on their own. How old do you think that is? Wait for it.......10 to 12. Yep, most of the time, these children leave the orphanage to go to street life because they can make it better there.
Why am I telling you this? Because.....this information will become important over the next couple of days.
Sharing big news on Monday!