An American Child's dreams...Ipads, Iphones, new school clothes, friends, little league...
A Romanian Orphan child's dream ....to play outside, to go to school, to have friends, to have a satisfying meal.
Volunteering at an Orphanage in Romania is like going back in time, in fact, it's like time standing still.
Bottles when you are 10 years old, meals of bread soaked in broth, very little clothing, NO schooling if you are over 7 and have not been to school yet, little outside activities, no socialization, only isolation. Shared cribs, little to no attention, rocking yourself because there is no one else to rock you, dreams of touching a dog and going outside. That's the reality of living in a government-run institution.