As a category in the cultural archives of humanities, orphans might overcome the ones of the ‘not-yet-subject’ and ‘subject-to-come'(2). Marked by visions of innocence, orphans take chances for themselves like everybody, for the sake of life, neither a better one or a gift, as in adoption a life is often referred from the perspective of a proprietor of an imposed identity. The gift of receiving a child disguises all the bureaucracy involved and dealing with the transaction of love acquisition.
2. Sara Ahmed, Willful Subjects, Duke University Press (Durham and London), 2014, p. 124.