ORPHAN CRISIS

 

There are approximately 240 million

adult men and women in the U.S.

With an estimated 143-210 million orphans

in the world, that means Americans ALONE

could solve  the orphan crisis. 

 

If just over HALF of the adults  in America –

hosted, adopted or sponsored just ONE child, 

the orphan crisis would no longer be a crisis.

 

Each child would no longer be a statistic.

They would be able to finally

LIVE and enjoy childhood. 

 
 
 
143,000,000
to
210,000,000 
 
It is estimated that there are between
143 and 210 million orphaned children in the world according to UNICEF. This includes both “true and social orphans.”
 
(A social orphan is a child who may have living parents, but the parents are unable to care for the child due to illness, drug or alcohol abuse, and the child is either on the streets or institutionalized. A true orphan has no living parents.)

 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are approximately 125 million adult women in the U.S., and about 119 million adult men. That means if each family in America – or at least half of the adults in America – hosted, adopted or sponsored just ONE child, the orphan crisis would no longer be a crisis.

It would be manageable or nonexistent, and each child would no longer be a statistic. They would be able to finally LIVE and enjoy childhood. There would be 143-210 million fewer broken hearts in the world if we each made the choice to look these children in the eyes, instead of look the other way.  

Below, we have listed reasons why we, as Christians, the body of Christ, should band together and care about solving the orphan crisis.

 
 
 

 Every 15 seconds
a child becomes an orphan.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 
5,760
 
The number of children that become orphans every day.  
17.7 million
As of 2013, This is the estimated of children worldwide that lost one or both parents to AIDS. Most of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa.
14,505,000
 
The number of Orphans aging out of the system by age sixteen each year.
 
23,000
 
The number of children that age out of foster care, leaving them without families of their own.
 

And here’s what happens to them if you don’t take action:

 
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