residential institution devoted to the care of orphans
Historically it was very often the church or the state who cared for orphans.[source?] Children in orphanage may often suffer from child abuse or trauma to be left by parents. In some cases; some parents aren't able to house the children.
Notes and referencesEdit
- Macmillan Dictionary for Students Macmillan, Pan Ltd. (1981), page 711. Retrieved 2010-7-21.