Frequently Asked Questions
What is A Child's Hope Foundation's mission statement?
A Child's Hope Foundation provides orphaned and abandoned children in developing countries a healthy, caring environment while seeking a loving family for them. Learn More
What countries are you currently working in and what plans do you have for the future?
Check out Global Endeavors.
Is A Child's Hope Foundation an adoption agency?
No, we are not an adoption agency, rather we are a humanitarian relief organization, but we partner with adoption agencies that meet our criteria and standards to place children into families. The adoption orphanages work with the local governmental agencies to prepare the children for adoptions by processing all legal work and medical care.
How can I donate to A Child's Hope Foundation?
There are many ways to donate. Visit Donate to learn more.
How can I participate in the volunteer program?
We frequently take volunteers to our projects to help build the adoption orphanages as well as to work with the orphan children. To find out more about our volunteer program or to view the scheduled trip dates, please visit Volunteer.
What Vaccines do I need to travel to Mexico?
Check out the Mexico CDC Website here.
What is the minimum age for volunteering?
There is no minimum age requirement for volunteers. Ideally children will be old enough to not hinder adult volunteers working on construction projects. However, if bringing your young child is the only way you will be able to come, we don't want that to prevent you from volunteering. There is no program discount for children.
Do I need a passport?
If you are over 18 you will need a current passport. If you are under 18 a birth certificate and photo ID (if available) will work for crossing back into the US. You will also need to email a copy of your passport to firstname.lastname@example.org before your trip (orphanage policy).
What are the ages of the orphaned children you help?
Though on occasion we do care for older children, A Child's Hope Foundation primarily focuses on babies and infants (newborns to 6 year olds) for the following reasons:
- They are the most underserved group as a whole.
- Infants have the highest mortality rate among orphaned children.
- Adoptive couples generally want to adopt infants.
- Many orphanages cannot afford the high costs for formula, diapers, and skilled caregivers; which means many infants are neglected and malnourished.
- Many orphanages can't give the intensive time needed for infant orphans, resulting in cases of attachment disorder.
- The Foundation can provide a service to other orphanages and hospitals by caring for those children they are unable to care for.
Is A Child's Hope Foundation tax exempt?
Yes, we are a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity. All donations made to A Child's Hope Foundation are tax-deductible.