There is no question that childhood is a special time. Countless professionals have examined how the physical, emotional, and mental development of a human being during the first few years of life lay the groundwork for that individual’s life. Children need care. They need care to survive physically and they need care to develop mentally and emotionally. Children need the security of growing up in a safe environment with access to food, clean water, and clothing. But for many children growing up without families, these basic human rights are denied.