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Do you actively support an orphanage? Did you know that by trying to do good you may be unknowingly supporting a harmful and growing industry? Take our quiz and find out what you know about the orphanage industry and see for yourself.

Have you ever stopped to wonder why Americans and Europeans support orphanages overseas when we no longer allow them in our own culture? Take our quiz and find out what you actually know about the orphanage industry around the world.

Did you know that 60 years of solid research shows that children who are raised in orphanages are 10 times more likely to end up in sex work, 40 times more likely to have criminal records, and 500 times more likely to commit suicide? Take our quiz and discover more shocking information about the orphanage industry.

Experts say about 8 million children around the world are growing up in orphanages, yet not all are orphans. What percentage have at least one living parent?

80%50%25%10%

Worldwide, parents living in poverty are often deceived into giving their kids to orphanages under the guises of:

a better lifeeducational opportunitiestreatment of a disabilityall of the above

What is your best guess? In the past 20 years, Uganda has gone from:

36+ to 3 orphanages3 to 100+ orphanages36 to 800+ orphanages100 to 500+ orphanages

Many orphanages try to provide a child with good care, but many do not. The worst ones:

Research shows that the best place for children, even if they are truly orphans, is:

A. in group homesB. with a familyC. with an extended family member, like an AuntieD. orphanages

When did the U.S. close its doors on the last orphanages, in favor of foster care, group homes and residential treatment centers?

1960’s1970’s1950’s2000’s