This eye opening BBC news story by Tim Whewell opens your eyes to what’s really going on in Russia as their orphanage system has historically been criticized and recently shut-out American adoptions.
Whewell calls these orphanages a place to store Russia’s unwanted.
Like those orphanages in Africa, many children in Russia orphanages have parents–four times that of other Western countries.
As I watched this story, it really struck me at how powerful cultural perspectives effect view on the value of life. I know it does. I write about it all the time, but to see it portrayed makes me shutter a little.
Most of these children have been abandoned by their families–at the recommendation of doctors, no less!
It’s good to see that there seems to be somewhat of a shift occurring in Russia, as the dark past of Communism becomes further and further away.