There are eight million children living in orphanages worldwide—even though 80% of them are not orphans.
Most children are institutionalized because their parents are poor and cannot adequately provide for them. And while many institutions are established with good intentions, more than 80 years of research proves that raising children in orphanages harms their health and development, increases their exposure to abuse and puts them at risk of future criminal activity.
Put simply, children need families, not orphanages.
Lumos, a nonprofit founded by J.K. Rowling, has the proven solution. They reveal the hidden children and transform systems of care globally. Join us, and together we can create a world where all children have the families they need and the futures they deserve.