That is the terminology we use in the United States for children whose mothers and fathers can no longer care for them. It seems like such a nice cleaned up way of presenting these children to the world but the fact remains that they are without families which is a terrible place for anyone to be.
I listened to this from Focus on the Family. It is an interview with The Chapmans.
According to the Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange there are over 800 children waiting for adoptive families in Pennsylvania alone. Please pray.