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.

Abandoned and Neglected: The life of a social orphan

February 9, 2017 in SunErgos NEWS

A social orphan is a child that has at least one living parent, but has either been abandoned by this parent, has runaway from home because they can no longer live in such an environment, or they have been removed from their home because the government deems it an unsafe living environment. Unlike some countries where the numbers of children orphaned remains high because of war and disease, many children in Russia are abandoned because of social issues that corrupt families.

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.”

Repercussion of the Adoption Ban

June 29, 2013 in SunErgos NEWS

Last week, we discussed the recent adoption ban imposed on Americans by the Russian Duma.  This  week, we will follow-up by discussing the consequence of the ban, particularly on the
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Donate and provide Kindles to Russia’s Orphans

March 5, 2013 in SunErgos NEWS

There are over 1 million orphans in Russia.  Many of them are social orphans, meaning at least one or both parents are still alive.  This leaves the children feeling depressed
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Orphanages closing their doors

February 27, 2013 in SunErgos NEWS

Sad to hear several of our orphanages in Saint Petersburg close its doors to Americans. The staff is “cautious”, since the adoption ban in January. Two of our interns have
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Go Fast. Stop Hunger

April 9, 2012 in SunErgos NEWS

Partner with SunErgos to fight against hunger of the flesh and hunger of the soul! Due to 70 years of spiritual darkness through communism, Russian people are hungry for the
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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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