India: How can we understand the desperation?

One newborn of twins abandoned at railway station in India.

This child is more fortunate than many babies abandoned in India. She and her twin sibling were found in a railway station and immediately rushed to the Mission Hospital run by CICM, Central India Christian Mission. Just two days old in this photo, the twins will become part of the growing family of children given shelter in the home run by CICM once they gain their strength and can leave the hospital.

The home has taken in many children abandoned for different reasons — an unwed mother fearing the stigma of raising a child alone, birth defects, extreme poverty or couples wanting a boy instead of a girl. Should you care to help any of the orphans being helped by CICM, please check out their site: Central India Christian Mission.

Photograph ┬ęCopyright Gary S. Chapman 2011
(Nikon D3s, 50mm 1.4, 1/400 sec, f1.4, ISO 250)

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