An Inside Look into the Orphan’s Plight

(DGIwire) — For many people, what they think they know about the life of an orphan begins and ends with depictions of orphans in popular culture: for example, Little Orphan Annie and Huckleberry Finn. While these fictional characters may have given the public a cursory knowledge of what an orphan’s life might be like, they […]

Helping the Adopted Find Themselves: One Woman’s Quest

(DGIwire) – “Who am I?” It’s a question many of us ask growing up, as we struggle to shape our maturing selves. But the question is especially pressing for one group of kids: those from Asia, Africa and South America who are adopted by American families. Some of these children yearn to connect not only […]

Book Puts Searing Spotlight on Global Orphan Epidemic

(DGIwire) We hear of a missing child, and the nation goes on alert—literally.  The Amber Alert is just part of the massive search that ensues.  In 2013 there were 462,567 entries for missing children under the age of 18, reports the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.   The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency […]