Family Success Stories From the “Darkest Corner”
It is fun to read Robin Hood stories. All too often I see the evil act of Robin Hood used in a negative way, portraying the villain in a negative light. The entertainment industry has created many other stories that reinforce this. In fact, there are many Robin Hood tales and movies that are just plain bad for children.
On the surface it appears that the orphanage was the villain. There were people that abused the children. The people who raised the children mistreated them, did not feed them properly, and neglected them.
Yet, at the core of the orphanage, the orphanage was the victim. The social worker who was there to help those children did nothing wrong. They simply tried to find better ways to help the children. The children were eventually returned to their parents.
No one was ever found to be to blame for the child abuse, neglect, and mistreatment of the children. The social worker was simply trying to help children that had been separated from their parents.
The orphanage, and the social worker, as well as the orphanage board of directors, should be commended for trying to help those children. We all have people in our lives that we love that do not get the help they need. That is why we look for an alternative.
When people were looking for other options, the orphanage board of directors decided to seek an outside agency to help them with the children that were left alone in the orphanage. They could not afford to keep the children and hired the adoption agency.
The orphans in the orphanage are given to loving families that will make them a part of their family. Their friends are reunited. Some of them may even have a happy life. They live independently.
I encourage people to visit the orphanage. Ask them how the children are doing. Watch the people that work there. We often say that if you give a child a fish he will eat for a day, but if you give him five fish he will eat for a lifetime.
You can learn so much from visiting the orphanage. There are always children that need help. Children that have been mistreated, abused, or abandoned by their parents. They can learn so much from these young children.
If you have children that are trying to figure out what to do with their lives, help them get into the orphanage. Help them learn that there is something better out there. They will be surprised by how they can leave their problems behind.
When I was young, I had an uncle that lived in an orphanage. He was in there for thirty years before he was able to get out. I am sure that he never had any intention of leaving the orphanage, but he felt trapped and he knew that eventually he would have to leave.
It was there that he learned that he could really be free. It was there that he learned that there were others that were also in the same situation that he was in. If you would like to meet other children that are in an orphanage, go to the website and see if you can meet them. Remember, it is all about positivity and learning.