Orphaned children need families, not institutions.
Academic studies and anecdotal experiences confirm what Asia’s Hope has long believed — that institutional care generally produces poor long-term outcomes for orphaned children. In thousands of overcrowded institutional orphanages across the world, children receive sub-standard care from poorly-paid shift-workers who have neither the skills nor the opportunity to form lasting bonds with any of the children in their care.
Each Asia’s Hope children’s home is based on a family, rather than an institutional model. Asia’s Hope hires a full-time mom and dad for each home. These parents live at the home and raise their own biological children alongside the Asia’s Hope kids. When orphaned children are brought into the home, they are treated not as patients or boarders. They’re considered brothers and sisters, sons and daughters.
Asia’s Hope limits the size of each home to maintain a workable staff-to-child ratio. Asia’s Hope’s ideal home size is 20–25 children. Each home functions as a family; the kids do chores, cook together, eat together, do homework go to church together. In the context of this loving home, Asia’s Hope’s children receive the support and care they need to reclaim their lost childhood and build the foundations for a successful future.