Thursday, May 6, 2010
The truth about Russian orphans
I've been saying it for a few years now. It was the topic of a presentation that I gave at the university last month.
Russian orphans are well cared for in the facilities here. They love their counselors and group-mates; they pursue normal childhood interests; they give performances and create amazing works of art; they grow into beautiful young men and women.
And then they are alone. In fact, they always knew they were "alone," but the orphanage helped them to forget, at least for a little while.
My friends have been passing this article around. If you haven't read it yet, you should. It gives an excellent analysis of current conditions. Let me know what your impressions are...