It is estimated that there are between 143 million and 210 million orphans worldwide. The current population of the United States is just a little over 300 million (The current population of Russia is 141 million). Every day 5,760 more children become orphans 2,102,400 more children become orphans every year in Africa alone. Every 15 seconds, another child in Africa becomes an AIDS orphan. There are an estimated 14 million AIDS orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa .This figure is estimated to reach 18 million orphans in Africa alone by 2010 (only two and a half years away).8 out of 10 children orphaned by AIDS lives in sub-Saharan Africa. Approximately 250,000 children are adopted annually, but…
Each year 14, 505, 000 children grow up as orphans and age out of the system by age sixteen
Each day 38,493 orphans age out. Every 2.2 seconds another orphan ages out with no family to belong to and no place to call a home.
An Orphan’s Prayer
Each night before I go to bed I fold my hands and bow my head praying for a family and the day she will come for me. I ask God to watch over my friends at the orphanage, the place that I call home. Wishing we find families and rooms of our very own……