"There have been well substantiated reports of trafficked children in orphanages for several years," writes Harold Goodwin in WTM's Responsible Tourism Blog. Goodwin explains that the ways in which orphanages recruit children to gain donations and are run like money-making businesses is a form of modern day slavery, citing the US Government's Trafficking in Persons Report and Australia's consideration of orphanage trafficking in its Modern Slavery Inquiry as precedent.
There is now a great deal of material which should give the travel and tourism sector cause for concen about the consequences for vulnerable children and their families of the support they give to orphanages by engaging with them. We should be supporting families not orphanages. And ask your lawyer about the UK’s 2015 Anti Slavery Act.