What We Do

Giving children back their lives

Giving children back their lives

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.

Our Work


Climbing out of old paradigms Overview Advocacy and awareness raising are major activities at OrphanCare. We firmly believe every child has the right to grow up

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They deserve better Overview OrphanCare Foundation believes children should grow up in a family environment. This is the right of a child. Our vision is

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Community Services

Building capacity Overview OrphanCare helps institutionalised children, families, prospective adoptive parents, adoptive and foster parents and women facing an unplanned pregnancy. We take a holistic

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Core values & principles

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.

Our values


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

Teamwork/ collaboration

We believe in consultation and collaboration, volunteerism and using community assets to help that community

Teamwork is key to our success

Guiding principles


Work collaboratively


Build and strengthen capacity


Engage stakeholders


Develop strategies from evidence based research


Maintain best practices and high ethical standards


Engage youth and marginalised groups


Respect cultural values and confidentiality