(6) The Neglected or Abandoned
Many children who are not orphans are ‘practical orphans’ because their parents have abandoned them. Often in this culture, parents will leave their children with an aged, sickly, or very poor grandparent while they go to work in Bangkok. Ultimately, they do not want to be responsible for their child’s care.
(7) Those in Poverty / Lack of Education
In remote or mountainous areas near the borders of two nations, refugees have fled neighboring countries and are extremely poor with no education opportunities for their children.
(8) Young Mothers with Babies
A young woman becomes a mother as a result of rape or abuse, or because of having been manipulated by a man and then fully abandoned.