Importance Of Orphans In Orphanages

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After the first orphanage was opened, they discovered a way to help children in need of shelter, food and water and also a warm bed to sleep in. The first orphanage to open in the United States, New York, was opened by nuns, there they helped care for homeless children living in the streets after a war killed their parents and had no place to live and no one to care for them. Many children died because they had to find food and water on their own. Orphans around the world are placed in orphanages for many reasons, some being neglected and/or abused by their parents or because both parents have passed away and have one to care for them. Today there are over 500,000 children who live in orphanages today.
People used orphanages to help children
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Depending on the child 's case, it depends on how long tIt takes, averagely, about 1 year to adopt a child in the United States, the most time children had to wait to be adopted is 3 years, about 32% children wait this long. Children can also be put in an orphanage when they lose their parents or guardian and they don 't have other family member to care for them. They would have to go through a process that takes them through to becoming involved in the system for adoption. The average age to adopt an orphan is 21 years old. Foster care is for families to help other family members, but unlike orphanages children in foster cares usually have a parent or another family …show more content…
In many states people are required to be a United States citizen even if you are to adopt from another country. In some states it is possible for non United States citizens but still are permanent legal residents to adopt a child and/or an infant. Adopting a child from another state would also require you to hire an agency to help you fill out the required paperwork needed for the adoption. To adopt an orphan it varies in each state around the world the oldest people are able to adopt a child is at the age of 21 years

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