Gloria Gery's
Romania Journals

Through Global Volunteers, I have been working at Tutova, Romania's "Failure to Thrive Clinic" for children. I'd like to share my experiences with you. - Gloria Gery

NOVEMBER 2006 - Bob & Gloria Gery NEW!

JAN-FEB 2006 - Bob & Gloria Gery

APRIL 2005 - Bob & Gloria Gery

DECEMBER 2004 - Gloria Gery

Global Volunteers

A Mother in Spirit (Article about Gloria in the Berkshire Eagle)


Articles: Some of the articles below describe a bleak picture for orphaned children in Romania. The Tutova Failure to Thrive Clinic, as supported by Global Volunteers, offers a positive contrast, and should not be viewed as typical of the poor conditions reported elsewhere. This is not to say that conditions are ideal - far from it - but the children are very well cared for within the limits of budget and regulations.

A Gift for Themselves... "A gift for themselves is a gift to others" By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, The Christian Science Monitor, December 18, 2006
Good News About Romanian Children A response to the May 10th, 2006, New York Times article on abuse in Romanian Orphanages by Bud Philbrook, President & Co-founder of Global Volunteers
Widespread Abuse "Romanian Orphans Face Widespread Abuse, Group Says" By Craig S. Smith, The New York Times, May 10, 2006

Struggling to enter the Union "Out of the Darkness: Romania Tries to Shed Its Traditional Past for Entry Into E.U." By Kevin Sullivan, Washington Post Foreign Service, March 12, 2006

Effects on Children "Ophanages Stunt Growth; Foster Care Better - Romania Study Concludes" By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent, Reuters, February 17, 2006
Romanian Adoption Crisis "Law Backfires, Stranding Orphans in Romania" by Elizabeth Rosenthal, International Herald Tribune. Printed in the New York Times, June 22, 2005
The Woodall Kids Foundation serves the Tutova Clinic with therapists for the Special Needs Kids three days a week. Take a look at their work - and contribute if you can. Brent Woodall lost his life in the World Trade Center on September 11th and his wife, Tracy, continues their commitment to children through this wonderful Foundation.
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Other Links
Pam Costa's Journal from March 2005
Pam Costa's Photos from March 2005