Georgette Mulheir: The tragedy of orphanages

Many Romanian children were abandoned as babies and have had to grow up in an orphanage. Their basic rights were taken from them; security, a safe home with loving parents and everything they would  normally have to learn and grow in a family.

Since the start, FCE’s goal has been that every child should have a home and a family. This could be the natural family, a foster family, an adoptive family or another family home.

“The systematic institutionalization of children … is the one form of child abuse that we could eradicate in our lifetime.”          Georgette Mulheir

Listen to Georgette Mulheir speak about what happens to children who grow up in orhanages!

http://on.ted.com/Mulheir