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Finding the Way Home

Children belong in families,
not orphanages

Approximately eight-million children are currently growing up in orphanages and institutions around the world. Inspired by our work at Lumos, whose mission is to end the institutionalisation of children worldwide by 2050, Finding the Way Home is now available to watch on HBO.

Directed by Emmy® winning and Oscar® nominated Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill and narrated by Oscar® winner Eddie Redmayne, the film shines a light on six extraordinary stories of hope and resilience. Given intimate access to families across the globe, the filmmakers feature children who have found their way to loving homes after experiencing the traumas of child trafficking and institutionalised life.

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Maria

Maria's story

Born with cerebral palsy in Moldova, little Maria was left in an orphanage – until she found a home with Mama Maria.

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Diego

Diego's story

Lured into an orphanage with false promises, Diego has now been reunited with his mother.

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Isus

Isus' story

When she met Isus, Dima could immediately see what the system couldn’t: that children with disabilities need families.

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