Children living in institutions are deprived of the right to grow up in a family. Deinstitutionalisation (DI) is the way to restore that right.
There are an estimated 64,000 children in Malaysia living in institutions because they are poor, disabled, mentally challenged or for other medical and social reasons. Many newborns continue to be abandoned.
With support from the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development and its partners OrphanCare is implementing a process called ‘Deinstitutionalisation’ (DI) to help children be assimilated into families, get access to education, quality health care and the support and protection of their communities.
OrphanCare’s mission is rooted in core values and principles. These fundamental values provide the purpose, perspective and motivation to transform lives and make a difference.
Everything is centred around the best interests of the child and well-being of those we serve
We value the dignity of human life and the Rights of the Child as mooted by UNHCR
Provide ethical and legal adoptions
Provide non-judgmental service to clients
Respect and serve all ethnic communities
Treat all our clients with respect and strict confidentiality
Our adoption and baby hatch services follow international best practice
We believe in consultation and collaboration, volunteerism and using community assets to help that community
Teamwork is key to our success
Build and strengthen capacity
Develop strategies from evidence based research
Maintain best practices and high ethical standards
Engage youth and marginalised groups
Respect cultural values and confidentiality