Hi, My name is Anthony. I'm an orphan and I don't know is I'll ever have a Mommy or Daddy. I really hope I do. My real Mommy didn’t want me cuz I have "too many problems", so she put me in this boring old orphanage. There's a playground, but I can't walk or play. I just sit here and sleep the day away. I've slept a lot in the past couple years. What's Christmas? What's a Birthday? What's a present? I've always wondered about them. Mommies and Daddies of kids in my groupa always talk to their new kid about Christmas and Birthdays and presents and I always wondered what they’re talking about. Are they good?
We don’t get to eat much here. We get a small morning meal, a small midday meal, and a small supper. Sometimes, if we're good, we get a small snack between our midday meal and supper. I'm always hungry.
My groupa sleeps in the same room, so it's always really loud. We have babies who haven’t learned how things work around here, so they're always screaming at night. The caretakers don't even come in to calm them down, they just let them scream. It keeps me up at night. When I finally get to sleep, I have to wake up for morning meal at 7. I just want out of here.
I want to live In America (or Canada) I hear It's beautiful. I want to smell it and feel it myself. I've never been outside these walls before. I want to feel fresh air; my groupa says it's great. What's Music? Is it pretty? I want out of this trap and into the world.
Why aren't I In the real world yet? Why haven't you brought me home yet? Is it the money? Cuz I'm paid for. Is it the endless papers? Is it the scary walls of the orphanage? Cuz I'm on the other side and they're not that scary, I've grown up here. Please mommy, whoever you are, come for me, I’m not scary, I’m just really sad. Please save me, you're my only hope.