Dame Kristin Scott Thomas: “You have the power to help millions of separated children get back to family”

WATCH NOW: Dame Kristin Scott Thomas on why she’s joining our global movement to bring children #BackToFamily.

Help millions of separated children get back to family. Add your name to the Back to Family petition today.

This is an urgent child welfare crisis. We need to act now.

As an ambassador for Hope and Homes for Children, I’m proud to invite you to join me in adding your name to the Back to Family petition.

As you may now know, there are currently 5.4 million children growing up inside orphanages. They have been separated from their families and trapped inside orphanages, even though 80% of them are not orphans.

Inside orphanages, these innocent children are at risk of being abused, trafficked, or suffering physical and psychological trauma that can last for the rest of their lives. This is an urgent child welfare crisis. We need to act now.

I have personally been a supporter of Hope and Homes for Children for nearly twenty years now. Over this time, I’ve seen the power of their work and their commitment to bringing children back to family.

In Romania, from where we all recall seeing harrowing footage inside orphanages in the 90’s, Hope and Homes for Children has reduced the number of children living in orphanagees from 100,000, to just 3,000. They aim to close that last remaining orphanage by 2026.

Similarly, in Rwanda, their team has helped to close at least 34 orphanages – finding loving homes for every single child once stuck inside. Now, Rwanda is set to become the first orphanage-free country in Africa.

Make no mistake. This is a winnable mission with a clear road map back to family.

As a mother of three, I know the importance of a loving, family home can’t be overstated. So please, join me today by signing the petition calling on world leaders to act now. You have the power to help millions of separated children get back to family.

Thank you.

– Kristin Scott Thomas

Add your name to the Back to Family petition today.

“You have the power to help millions of separated children get back to family”

Dame Kristin Scott Thomas – Award-winning Actress & Ambassador for Hope and Homes for Children