Volunteering in orphanages deeply misguided, harms children in the process, advocates charge

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It seems like a straightforward problem. Even the Bible says so. Orphans are children who have no support and need of love and support, a need heightened when those children live in poverty. The reality, on the other hand, is not so simple. A new campaign, with the backing of some major humanitarian organizations, wants

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Volunteering in orphanages deeply misguided, harms children in the process, advocates charge