Today in China, there are around one million abandoned children, and that number is growing by ten thousand per year. According to Vanderklippe . . . as many as 98% of these children are disabled, left behind by parents who are unable or unwilling to care for them. Some of these children are handed over to the welfare system while others are left to die. Many children do not survive abandonment, or the health conditions that they were abandoned for, but those who do are placed in understaffed and underfunded orphanages where few will ever be adopted.