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Russian Orphanages/Adoption Russian Mommy 1 child; Germany 7779 posts
13th Jan '11

Just thought these facts were interested and wanting to share...



  • Baby and toddler orphans live in "baby homes" until they are about 5 years old. If a child is not adopted before they reach age 5 (and most are not), the young children
    are sent to an orphanage where most children range in age from 5 to 16;


  • At age 15 or 16, the orphans "graduate" from the orphanage environment and most are "on their own" to attend vocational or trade schools. These children have lived in the orphanage environment their entire life and most have no idea of how to live on their own and take responsibility. Most will quickly get frustrated and turn to drugs and alcohol.


  • One report indicates that 9 out 10 graduate orphans end up in crime, prison, and prostitution;
  • Poverty and unemployment continue to be big problems in Russia. One report indicates that about 27 percent of Russia
The Icebox {MBRD} 17 kids; New Mexico 18560 posts
13th Jan '11
Quoting Lyuba & Tatiyana:
♥rEVOLution&hearts 4 kids; Eagar, Arizona 6985 posts
13th Jan '11

:cry::cry::cry::cry:

Rhea ♥ Izzy 1 child; Belleville, Michigan 109 posts
13th Jan '11

I once had a friend who was adopted from Russia when she was like... 9. She said for every birthday they got one of those little caramel cubes. It's interesting to me... and sad..

Tippie 3 kids; Salem, Oregon 12579 posts
13th Jan '11

thats so sad :( makes me want to adopt a little russian girl :(

The Icebox {MBRD} 17 kids; New Mexico 18560 posts
13th Jan '11
Quoting Tippie:
TTC since Feb 2010; Den Haag, Netherlands 7338 posts
13th Jan '11

I feel like people in my invironment think that adoption is this easy proces. I feel like it's glorified. Everyone tells the scared pregnant teen that she should consider adoption. But the truth is, most non-white/sick children won't get adopted. It's not as simple as some people make it look.

Russian Mommy 1 child; Germany 7779 posts
13th Jan '11
Quoting The Icebox:
Russian Mommy 1 child; Germany 7779 posts
13th Jan '11
Quoting Rhea ♥ Izzy:
Sweet lullaby Dearborn Heights, Michigan 30436 posts
13th Jan '11
Quoting Lyuba & Tatiyana:
Russian Mommy 1 child; Germany 7779 posts
13th Jan '11
Quoting The Icebox:
Russian Mommy 1 child; Germany 7779 posts
13th Jan '11
Quoting happy X's 3:
Rhea ♥ Izzy 1 child; Belleville, Michigan 109 posts
13th Jan '11
Quoting Lyuba & Tatiyana:
Sweet lullaby Dearborn Heights, Michigan 30436 posts
13th Jan '11
Quoting Lyuba & Tatiyana:
Sweet lullaby Dearborn Heights, Michigan 30436 posts
13th Jan '11
Quoting Rhea ♥ Izzy: