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An orphanage that changed its vision

An orphanage that changed its vision

Written by on October 3, 2014 in Articles, Featured Posts with 2 Comments

Can an orphanage transform into something better? The story of Asian Hope will inform and inspire you. Discover what it took for the director of a children’s home to ask hard questions and risk changing direction.  I am an international adoptive parent. I understand deeply the passion, drive, reward, and challenges of bringing a child out of an institution […]

Advice for a young leader who wanted to start an orphanage

Advice for a young leader who wanted to start an orphanage

Written by on June 22, 2014 in Articles with 1 Comment

One day an experienced Christian worker picked up the phone to call a young woman who was planning to open an orphanage in Haiti. This is what she said. Over the past two years, I have had the privilege of leading multiple teams overseas with World Orphans. Part of my job that I love is getting to educate […]

How families are taking care of even the most vulnerable children

How families are taking care of even the most vulnerable children

Written by on June 19, 2014 in Articles, Featured Posts with 1 Comment

Read about one man’s journey on behalf of orphans and vulnerable children, including stories you won’t forget.  Will you join in the change that’s coming? I heard a story from a man I was training in Myanmar. A number of years before, when his parents were visiting a rural village, his mother happened to use a […]

Training changing lives of children in Uganda

Training changing lives of children in Uganda

Written by on June 19, 2014 in Articles, Featured Posts with 17 Comments

A sometimes mind-blowing firsthand account of an ambitious attempt to improve the care of orphaned and vulnerable children in Uganda. It started in a cramped government office in Kampala There are at least 50,000 children in residential care in the Uganda, a huge number by any standard. Uganda has been called the NGO capital of the world, and while […]

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Orphanages are changing for good

Orphanages are changing for good

Written by on April 21, 2015 in Blog, Featured Posts with 0 Comments

The change has started. We are seeing orphanages worldwide and in Cambodia transitioning into community and family support centers. They have not lost their vision to care for the most vulnerable children, but they are seeking better ways to accomplish it. Tom Matuschka, Director of Asian Hope, took over one of Cambodia’s earliest and well-known […]

An encouraging story about foster families

An encouraging story about foster families

Written by on March 10, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Studies have shown that children raised in orphanages have developmental delays, including measurably slower brain development, compared with children raised in families. These studies, as far as I have seen, relate to institutions that care for children from infancy. The worst examples of such orphanages may be in Eastern Europe and China. The study referred to […]

Before starting or supporting an orphanage

Before starting or supporting an orphanage

Written by on January 27, 2015 in Blog with 3 Comments

I like this post at Rage Against the Machine about orphanages. It is addressed to Christians directly, but the information and questions could just as well apply to anyone interested in supporting orphans. She says, “I think supporting orphans is important. Vitally important. But I want to make sure that we aren’t creating and sustaining a child’s […]

UNICEF makes a strong statement about orphanages in Cambodia

UNICEF makes a strong statement about orphanages in Cambodia

Written by on January 27, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Not that UNICEF has withheld it’s opinion until now, but this was well done. UNICEF recently published a brief, very clear statement summarizing its position on orphanages in Cambodia. If you’re looking for a succinct summary of the reasons why orphanages are – or ought to be – on the way out, look no further. […]

An inspiring video telling stories about the care of vulnerable children and making the case for change.

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A story about a boy and a girl sent to an orphanage and their journey home.
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