To be an Orphan with HIV

March 1, 2017 in SunErgos NEWS

SunErgos works with an HIV/AIDS baby orphanage. Many of the children coming into the baby orphanage have been abandoned at hospitals, police stations, or left to die in dark alleys or dumpsters. These children are not only born with HIV, but have often inherited their mother’s drug and/or alcohol addiction.

Always Orphans

January 24, 2017 in SunErgos NEWS

Before the Soviet Union, before Lenin, before Stalin, Yeltsin, and Putin, the prophetic Russian author Dostoevsky, through his intellectual character Ivan Fyodorovich Karamazov, asked a question that still plagues Russia today. Ivan asked, “Listen: if everyone must suffer, in order to buy eternal harmony with their suffering, pray tell me what have children got to do with it? It’s quite incomprehensible why they should have to suffer, and why they should buy harmony with their suffering.”

Russia Struggles to Reform Soviet-Era Orphanages

March 29, 2012 in SunErgos NEWS

Vikenty was 13 when he started school. Although he was being taught in the Moscow children’s home that provided his earliest memories, he knew something wasn’t right. “You take out
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In a Fairy-Tale Village, Russian Orphans Thrive

March 28, 2012 in SunErgos NEWS

KALUGA REGION, Russia — Standing in a row, sweating in the bright sun, a group of boys hammered on the outer wall of a partially built log cabin. Nearby, two
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In Contentious System, Hope For A Russian Orphan

March 26, 2012 in SunErgos NEWS

The Russian boy sent back to his homeland by his adoptive U.S. mother two years ago might have finally gotten a break. Torry Ann Hansen put Artyom Savelyev on a
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The Orphan Factory

March 20, 2012 in SunErgos NEWS

In Russia, there is a widespread trend of separating children from parents, much more so than in other countries. The rights of troubled parents are signed away with relative ease.
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Returning to Russia!

March 20, 2012 in SunErgos NEWS

Two volunteers are coming back this summer because they were changed through their mission trip last year!  We are excited to see lives changed in the teams that come out
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A Haven in the Midst of Horror!

March 14, 2012 in Orphan's Story - March2012

That is what everyone calls the Tuberculosis Children Center SunErgos partners with in Russia. It is a place where children are brought to be treated for the beginning stages of
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Is There Hope For Nastya?

March 14, 2012 in Orphan's Story - March2012

Seeing the fear and confusion on Nastya’s face makes you wonder if there is any hope in that little girl’s heart. At ten years old, Nastya is forced to grow
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An Outcast 3 Times!

March 14, 2012 in Orphan's Story - March2012

At four years old, Misha’s outing consists of going outside in a stroller and watching. Each day watching as kids run around, play in the sand box, swing in the
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