I was orphaned from the age of 2-5 Brooklyn NY, at which time YES although I was spoiled being the youngest, I experienced major stress, just from being separated from all of my family. I still remember pooping my pants upon entry. The first day, while i was potty trained fully. So noooooo more discussion the possibility of bad treatment. It was a blessed place, loving, however I cried myself to sleep every night. I saw monsters every night coming out of the ceiling, being introduced to fear. Fear incurred from the loss of family. I do fully understand psychology haveing been allowed to raise children, and not exposing them to fear, so yes it is decided that the telomeres of orphaned children will be shorter! It produces a lifelong malady that can no way be reversed, as life at an early age has told you that you are to be harmed. At the orphanage, being the most spoiled, and loved, the center of attention being the youngest there I thought always "I wonder if God likes to hurt people." For to me he had power to protect, yet he permits harm to me. No doubt these are the feelings of other orphans. What parent having opportunity to protect their child from harm is unwilling to do so? Oh well maybe some who have had major psychological disturbances. But no normal parent will allow such harm to their child. So to me God was as a parent who allows harm. No amount of counseling can replace what is lost due to abandonment before the age of 5. Only being allowed to raise children and being allowed to protect them, can replace what one was denied. Lucky for me when as an adult I got on my knees to pray, God poured his spirit over me, so that I sobbed my eyes out knowing he loved me, every day. And luckily for me I was able to portray that love to my children, and was by that healed of the wounds.