Isn’t it time we left orphanages to fairytales? — JK Rowling

Today I read a great piece by JK Rowling about children living in orphanages: “The shocking truth is that the vast majority of these children have parents that could care for them. They are not orphans. Most are placed in institutions by families who are too poor to provide for them…[but] where the culture of institutionalisation is replaced by one that prioritises keeping families together, children can thrive within their own families and communities.”

Read more on The Guardian.

Sara Brinton

sara@defenseofthefatherless.com

SARA BRINTON is a writer and entrepreneur with a passion for reforming international adoption and orphan care. She leads marketing for Noonday Collection, a business that uses fashion to create opportunity in developing countries. Sara and her husband, Mark, live in Austin, Texas with their four children, including daughter Gabrielle who was adopted from Uganda.

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