Developmentally Delayed Children

We had been in Guatemala for two days when we spotted 2-year-old Jeryln sitting on a swing and staring off into space.  She was completely non-responsive to voices or human touch. Perplexed we picked her up and went in search of the director to ask about her history. They told us she and her sister…

New Home – AHOPE

In July of 2015 we visited AHOPE, an orphanage for 205 HIV children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. They’re doing everything right, and one of the most important thing they do is  working to keep families intact. During our visit we met Ashebir Kifetew, who is HIV positive. His father was a solider who died in…

Multi-Orphanage Transition Program

In February of 2016 The World Orphan Fund launched a new transition program in Tegucigalpa, Honduras to help orphaned children reintegrate into Honduran society. Very few orphanages have a transition program and the results can be tragic. Children leaving homes without marketable skills or transition support have an alarming failure rate, resorting to crime, prostitution…