Some Statistics on Orphanages

We know what orphanages are and in some cases people don’t want to talk about their existence. Why? Because no one likes to think about what situation a child must have been in to then have to be placed in an orphanage. But it is important that we do think of these children, to support them and to help create a better future for them.

Here are some statistics on orphanages that may or may not surprise you:

  • It is estimated that there are 143 to 210 million orphans worldwide. Yes, millions.
  • Every day, 5,760 more children become orphans.
  • About 250,000 orphans are adopted every year,
  • But about 14.5 million grow up and age out of the system.
  • Ever 2.2 seconds another child ages out with no family or home to go to.

This is why we have to acknowledge the existence of orphanages and why we have to do our best to support them. There are so many kids in the system waiting to be part of a family. Wanting to have a decent education. Hoping that they will have a future. The more you know, the more you can do to help. And that’s the kind of action that some child out there is going to feel the benefits of.