Poor parents putting children in orphanages

ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images This is heartbreaking: Times have gotten so tough in Indonesia that parents have been sending their children to live in orphanages, where they can at least get food and an education. A 2006 government survey found that 80 percent of children in orphanages have two living parents. Orphanages say that, this year, ...

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This is heartbreaking: Times have gotten so tough in Indonesia that parents have been sending their children to live in orphanages, where they can at least get food and an education. A 2006 government survey found that 80 percent of children in orphanages have two living parents. Orphanages say that, this year, even more parents have been giving up their children, according to a recent CNN article.

 

ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images

This is heartbreaking: Times have gotten so tough in Indonesia that parents have been sending their children to live in orphanages, where they can at least get food and an education. A 2006 government survey found that 80 percent of children in orphanages have two living parents. Orphanages say that, this year, even more parents have been giving up their children, according to a recent CNN article.

 
Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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