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Orphaned by Conversion?

Coptic Orphans has two criteria for accepting a child into our flagship program, Not Alone: the child’s father must be deceased, or the child’s father abandons the family — such as when the father have converted from Christianity. That’s because conversion in Egypt is permanent, and has permanent implications for children very similar, at best, to a father’s death.

Young Christian mothers look after their children at a home in the village of Deir Azra. (photo: Holly Pickett, One Magazine)

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