Have you ever wondered why people who advocate for orphans on Reece's Rainbow are so motivated to see those children rescued before they are transferred to "the institution"?
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a Baby House (as the orphanages are called in Eastern Europe) and "the institution"?
It was this video of an institution that moved my husband to help me find a way to start a giveaway for Olga last December. And I know that video is several years old, but it's not every day an American film crew is going into one of these places ~ that greatly resembles a concentration camp ~ to document what goes on there. It's also not every day a place like this allows a film crew to go in and record evidence for the world to see. The gentleman who allowed this film crew to come in and video tape the horror that is there talked about the fear of what would happen to him as a result. But he was willing to suffer those consequences, because he wanted someone to see those atrocities and act.
If you've never read The Boy From Baby House 10, I highly recommend looking in your library for a copy, or investing in buying it on Amazon, to get a glimpse of what the difference is between an orphanage and an institution.
And if you care about orphans on Reece's Rainbow and want to be educated about why we advocate so passionately that they must not be transferred to the institution, PLEASE READ THIS.
We can turn our heads and pretend that evil doesn't exist in the world, or we can hope and pray that the difference between a baby house and an institution is just a different view out the window or a change of caregivers, or we can decide that we just don't want to take the time to see what that difference truly is.
But these children don't have the luxury of that decision.
These children, Artem and Olga, will understand what that transition means, will experience it and live it every day, will know all too well what the difference between those bright colored toys and the red and blue slide and a world of gray is, will come to dread the difference between rain and sunshine ~ if we don't act.
You can donate to Artem and to Olga right here on the sidebar, to make a difference today.