I am a Post Greek Civil War Orphan who lived in an orphanage in Patra, Greece for the first six years of my life in the early 1950’s. Growing up in the Patra Orphanage, I developed a strong bond with other orphans. My experience at Patra nurtured a deep love and compassion for the plight of abandoned children. It was the results of that experience that created my desire to help my orphanage brothers and sisters throughout my life; consequently, Greek Orphans Birthright Center (G.O.B.C.) was born decades ago. In 2003, GreekOrphans.org was created for the internet.
G.O.B.C. sponsors many humanitarian programs. Our orphan network provides information exchange to Greek adoptees and assists them in locating birth families with the hope of a reunion. Assistance is offered to orphans from the Post Greek Civil War through the present. By visiting our website, you can access valuable educational links to Greek historical, cultural, and religious issues.
G.O.B.C. has successfully aided in many reunions of Greek orphans and their birth families. We have also collaborated with Greece to help develop foster care programs and in the establishment a baby care center. We advocate for orphan rights in the Greek legal system. Our goal is always to improve the living conditions of the abandon while enlightening the community.
Recently, I had the privilege of speaking to teenagers and young adults at Washington State’s Greek Orthodox Church “All Saints Camp” on the subject of Post Greek Civil War Orphans. I was honored to share my life long message of
We are pleased to find a growing awareness of the Post Civil War Greek Orphan profile.
A short list of G.O.B.C.’s recent accomplishments thanks to our editor and all of our volunteers:
If you would be interested in volunteering a little of your time on behalf of Greek orphans, G.O.B.C. is still need of more legal, investigative, and translation services to name a few. There is always a need for volunteers to work directly with children living in orphanages in countries around the world. Many of you have already volunteered your services and I thank you.
Two sayings I lived by as a young child and still do:
Thank You to Organizations who help G.O.B.C.
Privacy of information on orphans is first and
The Right to Find Their Roots & Their Identity
May 2005 (Greece)
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