Many Romanian children were abandoned as babies and have had to grow up in an orphanage. Their basic rights were taken from them; security, a safe home with loving parents and everything they would  normally have to learn and grow in a family.

Since the start, FCE’s goal has been that every child should have a home and a family. This could be the natural family, a foster family, an adoptive family or another family home.

“The systematic institutionalization of children … is the one form of child abuse that we could eradicate in our lifetime.”          Georgette Mulheir

Listen to Georgette Mulheir speak about what happens to children who grow up in orhanages!