Care for Children

Placing orphans into good, local families. Care for Children exists to relieve hardship, distress and sickness in abandoned and orphaned children in Asia by the introduction of strategic initiatives in child care practice, at the request of, and in cooperation with, national and local governments. Care for Children has a 'vision for a million children'.
Sep 5, 2014

Care for Children Launches Joint Research Study with Chinese Govt. Partners

Our Founder with happy Tao thriving in his family
Our Founder with happy Tao thriving in his family

Until now there has been little empirical research in China as to the extent and impact of long-term foster care as an alternative to institutional (or orphanage) care. All that is about to change...

Last month Care for Children, along with our government partner the China Social Work Association (a subsidiary of China's Ministry of Civil Affairs), gathered in China’s Ningxia province to officially launch a joint research study on family placement in China. It was great to be able to gather together the movers and shakers of family placement care, including members of China’s national government and representatives from state-run institutions with long-running family placement programmes.

The study will focus on the impact of foster care on children and young people’s health and development, the experiences of foster parents and their communities, and the extent to which foster care has become established in China. The report will be written by Care for Children’s social work experts, independent specialist academics and governments officials. It is set to launch at the end of 2016.

With your support to Care for Children on Global Giving, long term foster care in China has been increasing in leaps and bounds since we began work in 1998. And so, from everyone at Care for Children, we sincerely thank you. Your gifts have given hope and new beginnings to so many children who have been moved from institutional care into local, loving foster families.

We'd love to hear from you on our website or email info@careforchildren.com

Group Photo of Guests at Research Launch
Group Photo of Guests at Research Launch

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Aug 26, 2014

Care for Children Launches Joint Research Study with Chinese Govt. Partners

Our Founder with young Tao thriving in his family
Our Founder with young Tao thriving in his family

Until now there has been little empirical research in China as to the extent and impact of long-term foster care as an alternative to institutional (or orphanage) care. All that is about to change...

Last month Care for Children, along with our government partner the China Social Work Association (a subsidiary of China's Ministry of Civil Affairs), gathered in China’s Ningxia province to officially launch a joint research study on family placement in China. It was great to be able to gather together the movers and shakers of family placement care, including members of China’s national government and representatives from state-run institutions with long-running family placement programmes.

The study will focus on the impact of foster care on children and young people’s health and development, the experiences of foster parents and their communities, and the extent to which foster care has become established in China. The report will be written by Care for Children’s social work experts, independent specialist academics and governments officials. It is set to launch at the end of 2016.

With your support, long term foster care in China has been increasing in leaps and bounds since Care for Children began its work in 1998. We can’t thank you enough for helping us to complete this project on Global Giving which has given hope and new beginnings to so many children who have been moved from institutional care into local, loving foster families.

We hope you continue to support us on Global Giving @ http://goto.gg/13517 This project supports our efforts in all the locations Care for Children works in which is now throughout China and, since 2012, a pilot project in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

And once again, from everyone at Care for Children, a heartfelt thank you on behalf of all the children and local social workers our project supports.  

We'd love to hear from you on our website or email info@careforchildren.com

Group photo of guests at Research Launch Event
Group photo of guests at Research Launch Event

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Jul 16, 2014

What Life In A Family Can Do

Lu Lu
Lu Lu

Meet Lu Lu.* 

Lu Lu was diagnosed with congenital heart disease, and was placed into a foster family when he was 4 years old.  At first, he was very withdrawn. He had no interest in playing with toys and would rarely speak. However, after living with his family for over three years, Lu Lu's behaviour has transformed. 

As a result of Care for Children’s ongoing training in how to develop a successful family placement programme for the staff at the orphanage where Lu Lu used to live,  the staff have been able to provide resources and training for Lu Lu's foster family.  His foster mother has been guided through this initial period while Lu Lu adapts to life in a family. She has dedicated much time and effort to understanding Lu Lu and discerning his personality. Because of the genuine love and patience of his foster mother, Lu Lu has ceased his harmful behavior and is incredibly attached to his foster mother.

Lu Lu has realized confidence and security within his foster family. He knows he has their support. When he plays with other children and has disagreements, he is able to come home and find comfort from his foster mother. She tells him: “Don’t worry, Mum will back you up.” This fills Lu Lu with joy.

THANK YOU to all our supporters. Without you, stories like these would not be possible.

Please consider giving to us today, on Global Giving Bonus Day and help Care for Children win 50% in matching funds! Thank you for helping us give more children like Lu Lu the chance to thrive in a family.

 

*All names in Care for Children reports have been changed to protect the identities of the children and their families.  

Lu Lu
Lu Lu

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