A few statistical and historical facts
It is estimated that, in the beginning of the 1990s, former Communist countries were caring for over half a million abandoned children. In Romania there was talk of nearly 100.000 children abandoned in the care of the state – this was the number of children officially registered by orphanages. In reality, their number was much higher.
Approximately 50.000 more children were not even being cared for by the state.