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A nonprofit home is rooted to its house

Jan 02, 2019 - The Washington Post

When she plays with her 4-year-old son, Jacob, Victoria Scheinman sometimes can't help thinking about what her own childhood was like when she was his age.

Her biological parents had just abandoned her at a Ukrainian orphanage, where she would stay until she was 10. She didn't have a mother to cuddle her and sing with her and teach her. On Christmas, sometimes, she got a handful of donated candy.

Jacob has a big box overflowing with Christmas gifts and an attentive mother who is cons...