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Thirty years ago, Romania deprived thousands of babies of human contact. Here’s what’s become of them.

By Melissa Fay Greene
[Photo by Benjamin Rasmussen]

9100 words, about 50 minutes

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AUDIO VERSION
For those where reading the article is a barrier, there is a spoken version of the story near the top of the page.

EXTRA CREDIT
This American Life ran a segment in 2006 on one family's experience raising a Romanian orphan.
Audio (27min): https://www.thisamericanlife.org/317/unconditional-love/act-one-6
Transcript (scroll down to "Act One: Love Is A Battlefield"): https://www.thisamericanlife.org/317/transcript

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The Longreads Club is a twice-monthly program hosted by WorldOregon's Young Professionals group. Join us for Longreads Club where we discuss a long-form article focused on global topics every other week. Rather than skim the headlines, we are trying to dive deep and learn from each other to gain a better understanding of world events. No membership or registration required - although it's nice to know who's coming so RSVPs are encouraged. Read the article, show up, and join the discussion!

WHO THIS GROUP IS FOR
Although this event is organized by the Young Professionals Steering Committee at WorldOregon, it is open to everyone. You don't need to identify as "young" nor "professional" to attend. In fact, it is better for the discussion to have a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives.

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Paige B Ashley Roach Hongda Jiang Nancy Cicirello Beatrice McCardle Jennifer Hatton Thor Hinckley 7
July 19, 2020 at 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT

Longreads Club: The Romanian Orphans Are Adults Now

via Zoom
Contact: Tim DuRoche ·

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