Why do children need families? How can a child overcome years of neglect and inadequate medical care? Will they ever be “normal”? It can take 3 to 8 YEARS to see how much recovery a child can make from the effects of institutionalization. Every child has the right to be physically and emotionally safe. My firm belief is that this can only be achieved with a FAMILY. Helen Keller said “the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming.” Adoption is the process of making a miracle happen for a child.