The egocentric American worldview says,”Out of sight, out of mind.” Anything that doesn’t directly affect me doesn’t exist. With this perspective, it’s possible to live our whole lives without ever being affected by the global orphan crisis, which affects over 150 million children. This described me until I went to Kenya and met my first orphan in 2015. I was wrecked—no longer content to be ignorant about orphans. My ignorance is not bliss to them. Actually knowing an orphan made the global orphan crisis personal to me. I wanted to help—I needed to help—but I thought I could only do so by adopting these orphans, which was only possible if I relocated my family to Kenya.
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