This New York Times article about Haiti's struggling orphanages is an eye-opener. It explains a lot about the daily challenges of caring for orphans in an impoverished country.
This quote from a Haitian mother is just plain heart-breaking:
"So many women do not have jobs. They do not have land to grow food for their children. If their choice is to watch their children starve or give then away, they are going to give them away, and hope that they have put them in good hands."
My own daughter's birth mother made that tough choice. I'm grateful to her. And today I'm incredibly sad for her.