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The New York Times just published an article about Romanian parents leaving their children to work in other countries. Some parents can’t earn enough financial support through work in Romania. The trend particularly increased after Romania joined the European Union in January 2007.

While the article doesn’t talk about orphanages, it gives a sense of the current conditions in Romania and how difficult it still is for parents there who decide they cannot keep their children. Similarly, some of the children in the orphanages we plan to visit are not orphans in the true sense of the word (both parents deceased) but rather orphans because both parents are absent.

-lindsey

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