Unless you have been to an international orphanage you can’t really understand them. I kind of figure it is like how tornado survivors say you just can’t imagine the destruction unless you see it first hand. With that being said, I have been to quite a few Russian baby homes and orphanages. That is my only experience. Orphanages, like everything else, range from awful to great, depending on the workers, the sponsorship and the region in which they are located.
I’ll be sharing pictures I took while in Russia as well as others’ pictures in an effort to build awareness and understanding. I’ve heard that other orphanages around the world are similar to the ones I’ve seen.
I know that orphanage life does not apply to those whose children were adopted from the US, but a little awareness never hurt anyone, right?