Monday, October 29, 2007

Archive Post: Is It Really That Bad?

Is it really that bad?

I was recently asked if the outcomes for orphans who graduate are really as bad as our video shows. Statistics involving child exploitation are very difficult to pin down exactly due to the nature of the crime.

Ukraine has made great strides in the last few years and in some cases where good organizations like HisKidsToo, Samaritan's Purse and others are working the statistics are better. But the facts are there are over 700 orphanages in Ukraine and thousands of children graduate this system every year with no resources and turn to a life of crime, glue sniffing, and prostitution.

The saddest part is that many of these children end up on the computer screens of Americans on an alarming basis. The Buffalo News did an incredible story recently and I would encourage you to read it here.

This story will compete for a Pulitzer!

I wish the outcomes were happy for Eastern European orphans but more often than not they are not.

Steve

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