Institutional style orphanages are sadly the only option for many children worldwide. The best place for a child to grow up is in a loving family and that is what Safe Haven Village and Village of Transformation at Hope of Life International are about. Dr. Nelson shares in this video the results of a 15 year study comparing the results of children raised in institutional orphanages versus an environment with parents such as family-style care or foster care.
Couple this knowledge with the words of scripture which teach us that “caring for orphans is pure and undefiled religion”.
The best solution, and we believe, God’s solution, for the orphan, is to raise children in families.
Charles A. Nelson III is an American neuroscientist and psychologist whose work includes research towards understanding the intersection of brain and behavioral (particularly cognitive) development, with a particular interest in the effects of early experience on brain development. He is co-author of the book Romania’s Abandoned Children: Deprivation, Brain Development, and the Struggle for Recovery. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_A._Nelson_III)