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The Orphans Are All Girls--- A Visit to an Orphanage in Macau

Updated: Jun 7, 2022

In 2014, Trenton Gin watched a documentary about the repercussions of China's one-child policy. He learned that hundreds of thousands of Chinese girls and babies were adopted into the United States following the one-child policy. China’s controversial one-child policy and a cultural preference for boys led many families to relinquish their infant daughters in public spaces in the hopes that another family would adopt them.

They're healthy, well-behaved, polite, and smiling. They're also orphans.

In August 2015, the Golden Land Restoration Foundation had a chance to bring a volunteer group of students to an orphanage in Macao. All the girls they met were well behaved, beautiful, and healthy, but abandoned simply for being girls. The volunteers played with them for a long time, and they were reluctant to let them go.

In April 2015, a group of 70 volunteers worked to make blankets for the abandoned baby girls. The blankets have been shipped to orphanages in China and Macao.

The phenomenon of abandonment because of gender discrimination has improved significantly in parts of China, but the ongoing repercussions from the generation of the one-child policy continue. In some poorer provinces the practice of abandoning girls in favor of boys remains common. Some of these orphans were abandoned by their parents, and some were displaced due to poverty and strife. We believe they should be given more care by the global society. Golden Land Restoration Foundations is working so that all of them can find a family and grow to be healthy and happy.

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