American Shelley Seale went to India to volunteer at The Miracle Foundation orphanage. She shares photos of her experiences, accompanied by excerpts from her book, The Weight of Silence: Invisible Children of India.
Before and after
1. "For every child fortunate enough to live in a home like The Miracle Foundation...there are a thousand more the orphanage cannot afford to take in."
2. "They ask for nothing from me other than being here. [T]hey are just like other children I've known with homes and families of their own--except for their neediness, their raw hunger for affection, love, belonging."
Two India boys
3. "[T]here were stories behind each one of these children."