To The Contrary

The Orphan Myth: Keeping Families Together

Special | 26m 2s

A special documentary episode of To the Contrary explores the trend away from orphanages and towards family reunification. Host Bonnie Erbé travels to Ethiopia to explore why parents give up their children. She reports on the research showing how orphanages jeopardize children's psychological and mental well-being.

Aired: 04/08/16

Rating: NR

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