Europe Left behind in Romania, emigrés' kids find ways to blossom

Though media reports often portray children of parents working abroad as 'at risk,' the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network found that the truth is more complex – and some children thrive despite the challenges.

By , Balkan Investigative Reporting Network

Lina Vdovii

When Madalina Oprisan was 13, her mother left their home in Romania to work as a cleaner in Israel. They have seen each other just four times in the 13 years since then.