Finding a Forever Family through Adoption
The Miracle Foundation educates leaders to make adoption available to all children, even older kids, who cannot be placed with their relatives. Our experienced staff trains leaders to work closely with adoption agencies to help each child become ready and available for adoption. When a birth family is not an option, we strive to find an adoptive forever family for every child.
“Family First” Gate-keeping
Many children who live in institutions are “economic orphans.” This means their parents are too poor to care for them. However, studies have shown that children are better off growing up in a poor family, than in an institution—even if they are fed and educated. In institutions, children just don’t receive the individual time and attention they deserve and need.
Many well-meaning orphanage leaders accept children who have parents. They allow single parents to place their children with them, instead of providing family-strengthening programs that would help children stay home.
Our staff is well trained to teach leaders how to offer community programs for struggling parents and family members. These programs help families stay together. Our gate-keeping policies ensure that only children who are truly without parents or a responsible family member are admitted—and that orphanage staff fully understand whom they can and cannot accept.