Orphanage

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An orphanage in Johor, Malaysia.

An orphanage is an institution that takes in and cares for orphans.[1] It can also mean state of being an orphan.[1] This is when a child is an orphan.

Historically it was very often the church or the state who cared for orphans.[source?] Children in orphanage may often suffer from child abuse or trauma to be left by parents. In some cases; some parents aren't able to house the children.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Macmillan Dictionary for Students Macmillan, Pan Ltd. (1981), page 711. Retrieved 2010-7-21.