Orphanage facts for kids

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Children at the Belovodski Preschool Orphanage in Karabalta
Belovodski Preschool Orphanage in Karabalta, Kyrgyzstan
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Caring for orphans, by Dutch artist Jan de Bray, 1663

An orphanage is an institution that takes in and cares for orphans. It can also mean state of being an orphan. This is when a child is an orphan.

Historically it was very often the church or the state who cared for orphans.

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