That's Greek to Him!
The Hebrew scriptures were written approximately 1200 BCE until 200 BCE (Before the coming or birth of Jesus Christ). The New Testament was written in the 1st Century.
What is important is the FACT that the various Hague Conventions HCCH/Full Text_PDF DO acknowledge that the term ORPHAN may mean a child with out ONE of it's Biological parents. UNICEF well, well, well, my word! They define an orphan as:
"UNICEF and global partners define an orphan as a child who has lost one
or both parents. By this definition there were over 132 million orphans
million have lost both parents. Evidence clearly shows that the vast
convey this growing crisis.
SORRY, GOTTA SHOUT HERE!!! THE UNICEF DEFINITION 'was born to convey this growing crisis' IS WRONG! THE ORIGINAL WORDS FROM, 2-3 THOUSAND YEARS AGO MEANT:
The USCIS has introduced two new forms, I-800A “Application for
Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention
Country,” and Form I-800 “Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative,” which can be used for any qualified adoption cases involving children who reside in any country that has ratified the Hague Adoption Convention. Similar to an orphan adoption, if both the child and the parent qualify for a Hague Convention adoption, the two year residency and custody requirements do not apply. But essentially, the Hague Adoption Convention only applies to “orphan” adoption, with a very limited expansion on the definition of orphan.
Later on we see "Who qualifies as a Convention Adoptee?"
- Who qualifies as a Convention adoptee?
Under the IAA, a child is considered a convention adoptee if his birth parents, parent in the case of a child with only one sole of surviving parent, or other person or institution with legal custody of the child, gives their written consent to end their legal relationship with the child and allow the child’s emigration and adoption. A child may also be considered a convention adoptee if his birth parents are incapable of providing proper care for the child and have placed that child for adoption.
This definition is different than that of an “orphan” under
U.S. immigration law Adoption-FAQ. The definition of an orphan used for US immigration law that applies to non-Hague Convention Adoption is
*1.The child does not have any parents because of the death or disappearance of, abandonment or desertion by, or separation or loss from, both parents.
2. The child’s sole or surviving parent is not able to take proper care of the child and has, in writing, irrevocably released the child for emigration and
Now we see that even UNICEF, Hague Conventions, US Immigration, and don't forget the Global Partners (NGO's) DO CONSIDER A CHILD WITH ONLY 1, BIOLOGICAL PARENT, RELATIVE OR LEGAL GUARDIAN as an ORPHAN.