Sixteen Januarys ago, my husband and I took Alex from his orphanage in Moscow to the American Medical Center.
Over the past 25 years of her experience at the orphanage, she said, American parents adopted seven children with Down.
Lucy Dickenson was 18 years old when she left Britain to volunteer at an orphanage along the Uganda-Rwanda border.
By day, she cares for her children in a bombed-out milk factory that hosts her orphanage, Okutiuka.
Abandoned by his father, he grew up in a Jewish orphanage in the East End.
There was one woman at the orphanage who was always good to me.
But then he insists that if she isn't born with blue eyes, he will send her to the orphanage.
The orphanage is a large red-brick building standing in Randolph Gardens.
After dinner she went off to Westminster in search of the orphanage.
It's as though I had to collect some money for an orphanage from a people who'd never heard of charity.