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Old Dec 27, 2009, 03:28 PM   #1
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Do orphanages still exist in US?

I've seen many nursing homes and senior living centers, but I've never seen an orphanage. But, especially during this time of the year, people on TV still talk about orphanages.
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Old Dec 27, 2009, 03:31 PM   #2
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Old Dec 27, 2009, 04:07 PM   #3
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There is one roughly 5 minutes from my house. Yes, they still exist.
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Old Dec 27, 2009, 04:09 PM   #4
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Brad Pitt's house.

Well done, sir.
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I've seen many nursing homes and senior living centers, but I've never seen an orphanage. But, especially during this time of the year, people on TV still talk about orphanages.
Agalina Jolie's house?
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Agalina Jolie's house?

Not well done.
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Not well done.
Ya just quickly read the first post replied then read the first post. Facepalm.
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Old Dec 27, 2009, 05:26 PM   #9
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I asked my dad this very question when I was about 9 years old. They were mentioned in old TV shows, books and films but I thought it was just an old thing and that kids just went to foster homes.
There's one a mile from my house.
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Yes, they exist. There's one less than a mile from our old house, or about 7 miles from our present house. I mean, there are still going to be orphans, right? What societal change were you expecting to have changed that?
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A lot of areas don't want the stigma attached with an orphanage, so when you do see them they are not as advertised as a senior home or something.

There we plans around here for a new orphanage to open up in one of the suburbs. The people in the community were up in arms over it, so now all the kids are packed into an overcrowded orphanage in the city.

Senior homes and such are places we bring people to forget about them
Orphanages are filled with people already forgotten.
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I've never seen one in Australia. I asked my mother, she said there were a lot during the 60s and 70s, but there is a lot less now. I think children are being taken care of more in foster care homes now.
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Yes, they exist. There's one less than a mile from our old house, or about 7 miles from our present house. I mean, there are still going to be orphans, right? What societal change were you expecting to have changed that?
Wow, that's close to where I grew up, and I never knew about it.

I don't know how it is now over there, but where I live now (Scandinavia) there are long lines of people waiting to adopt - people can have to wait two years. And they're not all waiting for "perfect" newborns, either. So it surprises me a bit, I must admit.
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