Some of the articles below describe
a bleak picture for orphaned children in Romania. The Tutova
Failure to Thrive Clinic, as supported by Global Volunteers,
offers a positive contrast, and should not be viewed as typical
of the poor conditions reported elsewhere. This is not to say
that conditions are ideal - far from it - but the children are
very well cared for within the limits of budget and regulations.
Gift for Themselves... "A
gift for themselves is a gift to others" By G. Jeffrey MacDonald,
The Christian Science Monitor, December 18, 2006
Volunteers Romania Newsletter Spring
2006 Update By Mihaela Cirjontu, Romania Country Manager.
News About Romanian Children A
response to the May 10th, 2006, New York Times article on abuse
in Romanian Orphanages by
& Co-founder of Global Volunteers
Orphans Face Widespread Abuse, Group Says" By Craig S. Smith,
The New York Times, May 10, 2006
to enter the Union "Out of the Darkness:
Tries to Shed Its Traditional Past for Entry Into E.U."
By Kevin Sullivan, Washington
Post Foreign Service, March 12, 2006
on Children "Ophanages Stunt Growth;
Foster Care Better - Romania Study Concludes"
Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent, Reuters,
February 17, 2006
Adoption Crisis "Law Backfires,
Stranding Orphans in Romania" by Elizabeth Rosenthal, International
Herald Tribune. Printed in the New York Times, June 22, 2005
Woodall Kids Foundation serves the
Tutova Clinic with therapists for the Special Needs Kids three
days a week. Take a look at their work - and contribute if you
can. Brent Woodall lost his life in the World Trade Center on
September 11th and his wife, Tracy, continues their commitment
to children through this wonderful Foundation.
Romania HOLD Romania was founded
by five friends, all of whom were moved by the plight of the Romanian
orphans. HOLD Romania creates awareness, advocates volunteerism,
and provides support for the Failure-To-Thrive Clinic in Tutova,
Costa's Journal from March 2005
Costa's Photos from March 2005