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THE ORPHANAGE - Official Trailer - Directed by J. A. Bayona


The Orphans of Ukraine - Nikolaev Orphanage for Infants and Small Children


Xinxiang, China Orphanage


IMPROVABLE - Orphanage

Historically, an orphanage was a residential institution, or group home, devoted to the care of orphans and other children who were separated from their biological families. Examples of what would cause a child to be placed in orphanages are when: the biological parents were deceased; the biological family was abusive to the child; there was substance abuse or mental illness in the biological home that was detrimental to the child; or the parents had to leave to work elsewhere and were unable or unwilling to take the child. Internationally, who is legally responsible for supporting children whose parent or parents have died or are otherwise not able to care for the child differs.
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