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