As you’re called Hope and Homes for Children, shouldn’t you just be helping children and not young adults?

The young adults we help are vulnerable young adults or older children who have grown up in institutions or Small Family Homes. In Romania the state is responsible for a person until the age of 26, so all young adults up to this age are children. Also, in the wider context of our work in Romania, we cannot hope to eradicate institutional care if we don’t support these young adults too. They will go on to have their own children without understanding what it means to be a parent or a family and history tells us that this could well lead to abandonment, and so the cycle of institutional care continues.