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A Child's Desire is 100% volunteer based. Therefore your donations go directly to adoption grants and not to staff salaries.

Imagine seeing the glee in a young girl's eyes the first time she sees her new home. Not just any home, but one with parents to call her own. This is the vision of A Child's Desire, Inc.

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We offer adoption grants to children who are waiting to be chosen. There are millions of orphan's worldwide. Many loving families want to open their hearts and homes, but are unable to pay the high adoption costs.

Who Benefits from our Grants

We strive to grant to those with most need. As a rule of thumb, we grant to children who have been waiting for over a year for a family to choose them. We like to offer adoption grants to older children or children with disabilities- those that are considered hard to place. Every grant given by A Child's Desire has benefited orphans over the age of eight or orphans with severe disabilities, such as missing limbs.

Let me paint a picture of a typical grant recipient: an eleven year old girl from Ethiopia. After her parents died, she was hired as a domestic servant (maid), before she came to an orphanage. She is shy when spoken to. She wants to be a pilot when she grows up. Her favorite foods are rice and beef stew. She is a healthy and bright child, with good physical condition. She misses her family and will be happy if she joins another family. This girl is lucky. A family chose her. This girl received a grant from A Child's Desire and will be coming home this summer.

Ethiopia is a poor country. The average life expectancy is a shocking 17.3 years. The average family income amounts to about $700. Imagine her future now. A family has chosen her. She will soon have a mother, a father, and a baby sibling. She'll receive an education and have a real chance at becoming a pilot. She'll have family support her entire life.

Those who age out of orphanages or foster care systems suffer for the rest of their lives. They have no family to come home to on holidays or when they are down and need help. Many commit suicide. 25% end up spending some homeless nights on the street. "Aging out" is what happens when an orphan child turns 18 and is no longer up for adoption. Even in the US nearly 40 percent of foster children who never get adopted end up homeless. Adoption advocates say it's because they don't have the resources and support a family provides.

All children deserve to have homes and families. Our dream is to make that a reality.

What Your Donation Means

Every dollar adds up. Even if you can only commit to $1 or $5 per month, your donation will make a difference.

Most international adoptions include an orphanage donation as part of the mandatory adoption fees. $5 would buy new shoes for a couple of Chinese orphans. Small amounts go a long way in third world countries as orphanage donations. And small amounts added together can allow a child to complete a long awaited adoption.

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Her Story so Far...

This is Suzanne from Guatemala. She’s good at waiting. She’s been waiting for someone to open their hearts and their home to her.

She has been raised in an orphanage . She didn’t choose for this to happen. And neither did thousands of orphans waiting in Cambodia , Sierra Leone , Guatemala and Russia.

We cannot change how her story has turned out but we CAN choose how it will eventually end.

What it will take…

On our part , we help raise and channel funds that will ease the financial burden for those keen on adopting. In some cases, the cost can run as high as $20,000.

On your part , you can help put an end to the waiting by donating just $5 a month - the cost of a McDonald’s value meal. Every little bit helps and your donation can make a difference to children being offered refuge in a home or being alone and out on the streets.

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YES, I want to ease the plight of orphans and make adoption a reality for them.

Where does it Go?

100% of all donations received go directly to Adoption Grants. This means that every cent you give will benefit these forgotten children one way or another.

To see Who Benefits from Our Grants, please click here.

On Behalf of Orphans Everywhere, Thank You.

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