[cmsmasters_row data_padding_bottom=”250″ data_padding_top=”380″ data_color_overlay=”rgba(2,2,2,0.3)” data_bg_size=”cover” data_bg_attachment=”fixed” data_bg_repeat=”no-repeat” data_bg_position=”center center” data_bg_img=”2378|http://orphancare.org.my/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Tengku-Budriah-055-e1486068985246.jpg|full” data_color=”default” data_bot_style=”default” data_top_style=”default” data_width=”boxed”][cmsmasters_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsmasters_heading type=”h1″ font_family=”Montserrat:400,700″ font_size=”66″ line_height=”76″ tablet_check=”true” tablet_font_size=”30″ tablet_line_height=”36″ font_weight=”700″ font_style=”normal” text_align=”center” color=”#f7f3d3″ margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”15″ animation_delay=”0″]FAQ[/cmsmasters_heading][cmsmasters_heading type=”h3″ font_family=”Crimson+Text:400,400italic,700,700italic” font_size=”36″ line_height=”46″ tablet_check=”true” tablet_font_size=”26″ tablet_line_height=”28″ font_weight=”400″ font_style=”italic” text_align=”center” color=”#ffffff” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”50″ animation_delay=”0″]Frequently asked questions[/cmsmasters_heading][/cmsmasters_column][/cmsmasters_row][cmsmasters_row data_padding_bottom=”40″ data_padding_top=”60″ data_color=”default” data_bot_style=”default” data_top_style=”default” data_width=”boxed”][cmsmasters_column data_width=”3/4″][cmsmasters_text animation_delay=”0″]

Adoption

[/cmsmasters_text][cmsmasters_toggles mode=”toggle” active=”toggle-blue-light-alt” animation_delay=”0″ classes=”toggle-blue-light-alt”][cmsmasters_toggle title=”How long do I have to wait to get a baby?”]This depends on how long it takes to get on the prospective adoptive parents register list. To get on the list you need to complete the application process for adoption. Refer to the adoption process’ for the steps involved. After completing the process and getting on the prospective adoptive parents list it will take three months or longer to identify a prospect-child depending on the criteria you specified regarding the child you wish to adopt.[/cmsmasters_toggle][cmsmasters_toggle title=”Is there any cost to adopt a baby through OrphanCare’s baby hatch?”]As a non-profit foundation we rely on donors to cover operational costs. There is a RM50 non-refundable fee to apply. After your application is approved and a baby is identified you will be expected to cover the RM30 per day shelter for the birth mother, the cost of her medical check-ups and delivery and the legal costs of adopting the child.[/cmsmasters_toggle][cmsmasters_toggle title=”Do you do international adoptions?”]As a rule we only do adoptions for Malaysians.[/cmsmasters_toggle][cmsmasters_toggle title=”Do you do adoptions in Sarawak and Sabah?”]OrphanCare only handles adoptions in peninsular Malaysia. Sabah and Sarawak have different laws on adoptions.[/cmsmasters_toggle][cmsmasters_toggle title=”How can OrphanCare help get citizenship for an adopted child?”]OrphanCare can advise adoptive parents about applying for citizenship for an adoptive child.  We cannot however guarantee success.[/cmsmasters_toggle][cmsmasters_toggle title=”Can OrphanCare help get a birth certificate for an adopted child?”]OrphanCare will arrange for your child to have a birth certificate before adoption. The birth mother’s name will appear on the birth certificate.[/cmsmasters_toggle][cmsmasters_toggle title=”Can our adoptive child enter school without a birth certificate?”]Government schools require a birth certificate. Some private schools are known to accept children without birth certificates.[/cmsmasters_toggle][cmsmasters_toggle title=”How long do we have to wait for our adopted child’s citizenship? Can OrphanCare help speed up the process?”]This is beyond our control. You need to liaise with the National Registration Department.[/cmsmasters_toggle][cmsmasters_toggle title=”What guarantee is there that adoptive parents won’t return the child to an institution if they are unable to cope?”]OrphanCare counsellors conduct counselling sessions with potential adoptive parents and the child before and after adoption. Our social workers make pre-adoption inspections and post adoption visits. These initiatives do not and cannot guarantee successful adoptions but they do reduce the likelihood of a child being returned.[/cmsmasters_toggle][/cmsmasters_toggles][/cmsmasters_column][cmsmasters_column data_width=”1/4″][/cmsmasters_column][/cmsmasters_row][cmsmasters_row data_padding_bottom=”0″ data_padding_top=”0″ data_color=”default” data_bot_style=”default” data_top_style=”default” data_width=”boxed”][cmsmasters_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsmasters_divider width=”long” height=”3″ style=”solid” position=”center” color=”#1698c7″ margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ animation_delay=”0″][/cmsmasters_column][/cmsmasters_row][cmsmasters_row data_padding_bottom=”40″ data_padding_top=”60″ data_color=”default” data_bot_style=”default” data_top_style=”default” data_width=”boxed”][cmsmasters_column data_width=”3/4″][cmsmasters_text animation_delay=”0″]

Baby hatch

[/cmsmasters_text][cmsmasters_toggles mode=”toggle” animation_delay=”0″ classes=”toggle-blue-light-alt”][cmsmasters_toggle title=”How many baby hatches do you have and where are they located?”]Click on baby hatch centres for the centre nearest you. Our centres are open 24 hours.[/cmsmasters_toggle][cmsmasters_toggle title=”Is it a crime to leave my baby at your hatch?”]No, it is not. OrphanCare baby hatches are a safe haven for birth mothers and newborn babies. You will not be charged by the authorities if you come to us. You will be treated with respect and your case will be handled with strict confidentiality.[/cmsmasters_toggle][cmsmasters_toggle title=”Do you receive a lot of babies in the hatch?”]We encourage callers to walk-in and meet with our trained, professional counsellors. 88% of our cases are walk-ins. Babies of parents who walk in get an identity card and are spared being deemed stateless.[/cmsmasters_toggle][cmsmasters_toggle title=”Does OrphanCare take care/look after babies and older children?”]OrphanCare is not an orphanage. We do not take care and look after babies and older children at our premises. We advocate and work to reunite children from orphanages with their birth family or extended kin. If the child does not have a family we may arrange for the child to be adopted or fostered.[/cmsmasters_toggle][cmsmasters_toggle title=”How does OrphanCare ensure that birth mothers who decide to parent their baby after counselling do not eventually give away or sell their babies?”]OrphanCare’s social workers keep in touch with birth mothers and visit them after 6, 12 and 24 months to check on the well-being of mother and baby.[/cmsmasters_toggle][cmsmasters_toggle title=”What do you mean by ‘don’t let your child be stateless’?”]

We encourage birth mothers /parents to give us the necessary information and documentation when they leave their baby in our hatch. This child cannot be registered without a birth certificate or other proof of identity and becomes “stateless”. A stateless child does not have the rights of a citizen. He/she won’t be accepted into a school, is not eligible for an identity card, won’t get a job or be allowed to marry.

Birth certificates and other documentation left in a hatch are used strictly confidentially.

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OrphanCare is not a temporary shelter for babies while the birth mother or parents try to resolve personal issues. Our hatches are for those who genuinely have no one to turn to for help.

 

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Counselling

[/cmsmasters_text][cmsmasters_toggles mode=”toggle” animation_delay=”0″ classes=”toggle-blue-light-alt”][cmsmasters_toggle title=”Can I get counselling for my/our other children?”]If OrphanCare arranges the reintegration all family members are eligible for counselling.[/cmsmasters_toggle][cmsmasters_toggle title=”How do I attend counselling if I do not have transport?”]If you have transportation problems our counsellors will arrange a more suitable venue.[/cmsmasters_toggle][/cmsmasters_toggles][/cmsmasters_column][cmsmasters_column data_width=”1/4″][/cmsmasters_column][/cmsmasters_row][cmsmasters_row data_width=”boxed” data_top_style=”default” data_bot_style=”default” data_color=”default” data_padding_top=”20″ data_padding_bottom=”0″][cmsmasters_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsmasters_divider width=”long” height=”3″ style=”solid” position=”center” color=”#1698c7″ margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ animation_delay=”0″][/cmsmasters_column][/cmsmasters_row][cmsmasters_row data_padding_bottom=”40″ data_padding_top=”60″ data_color=”default” data_bot_style=”default” data_top_style=”default” data_width=”boxed”][cmsmasters_column data_width=”3/4″][cmsmasters_text animation_delay=”0″]

Parent Training

[/cmsmasters_text][cmsmasters_toggles mode=”toggle” animation_delay=”0″ classes=”toggle-blue-light-alt”][cmsmasters_toggle title=”Why is parent training compulsory?”]Adopting a child is a life-long commitment. Parent training will help you decide if you are prepared for such a commitment. You and your spouse will learn about the adoptive child and how to deal with a new addition to the family.[/cmsmasters_toggle][cmsmasters_toggle title=”Will I still be on the list of potential foster carers / adoptive parents if I miss parent training?”]Parent training is compulsory. You will be considered only if you attend parent training. Please notify OrphanCare if you cannot attend a scheduled parent training session. You will be slotted into the next available session.[/cmsmasters_toggle][cmsmasters_toggle title=”How often can one seek parenting advice after becoming adoptive parents or foster carers?”]You can contact OrphanCare as often as you want. We will arrange one on one consultation with our counsellors.[/cmsmasters_toggle][cmsmasters_toggle title=”Do you conduct parent-training for adoptive parents and foster carers of mentally and physically challenged children?”]This can be arranged on a needs basis.[/cmsmasters_toggle][cmsmasters_toggle title=”How does OrphanCare help with regards looking after an older adopted child?”]You can raise your concerns and issues when our social workers make post adoption visits to your home at 6, 12 and 24 months after adoption. You can also make an appointment to see our counsellors at any time.[/cmsmasters_toggle][/cmsmasters_toggles][/cmsmasters_column][cmsmasters_column data_width=”1/4″][/cmsmasters_column][/cmsmasters_row][cmsmasters_row data_width=”boxed” data_top_style=”default” data_bot_style=”default” data_color=”default” data_padding_top=”20″ data_padding_bottom=”0″][cmsmasters_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsmasters_divider width=”long” height=”3″ style=”solid” position=”center” color=”#1698c7″ margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ animation_delay=”0″][/cmsmasters_column][/cmsmasters_row][cmsmasters_row data_padding_bottom=”40″ data_padding_top=”60″ data_color=”default” data_bot_style=”default” data_top_style=”default” data_width=”boxed”][cmsmasters_column data_width=”3/4″][cmsmasters_text animation_delay=”0″]

Youth matters

[/cmsmasters_text][cmsmasters_toggles mode=”toggle” animation_delay=”0″ classes=”toggle-blue-light-alt”][cmsmasters_toggle title=”How often do you run reproductive health workshops?”]OrphanCare conducts monthly workshops in different towns within peninsular Malaysia.[/cmsmasters_toggle][cmsmasters_toggle title=”How do I arrange a workshop at my organisation?”]If you would like us to conduct a workshop at your venue please contact admin@orphancare.com.my. For more details please click Youth issues section.[/cmsmasters_toggle][/cmsmasters_toggles][/cmsmasters_column][cmsmasters_column data_width=”1/4″][/cmsmasters_column][/cmsmasters_row][cmsmasters_row data_width=”boxed” data_top_style=”default” data_bot_style=”default” data_color=”default” data_padding_top=”20″ data_padding_bottom=”0″][cmsmasters_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsmasters_divider width=”long” height=”3″ style=”solid” position=”center” color=”#1698c7″ margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ animation_delay=”0″][/cmsmasters_column][/cmsmasters_row][cmsmasters_row data_padding_bottom=”40″ data_padding_top=”60″ data_color=”default” data_bot_style=”default” data_top_style=”default” data_width=”boxed”][cmsmasters_column data_width=”3/4″][cmsmasters_text animation_delay=”0″]

DI reintegration project

[/cmsmasters_text][cmsmasters_toggles mode=”toggle” animation_delay=”0″ classes=”toggle-blue-light-alt”][cmsmasters_toggle title=”After agreeing to reintegrate my child back into my family will I be forced to accept the child if I am not ready?”]Reintegration can only happen when you and your child are ready. Both parties decide the timing of the actual reintegration. OrphanCare functions as a facilitator.[/cmsmasters_toggle][cmsmasters_toggle title=”What happens if I change my mind mid-way through reintegration and want my child to remain in the institution but still personally need the services of a social worker?”]If you decide not to reintegrate with your child OrphanCare will discontinue its involvement and terminate its services. The purpose of this project is to help your child reintegrate back into the family and live together under one roof rather than have him or her grow up in an institution. Our social workers will discuss the situation with you before we close your case file. Should you decide later to have your child back with you as a family we will reopen your file.[/cmsmasters_toggle][cmsmasters_toggle title=”If a family is unable or unwilling to care for a child why can’t children put in orphanages be adopted?”]It is OrphanCare’s view that families should not be punished or denied access to a child left at an orphanage. Most parents want the child back at some point. In many countries the child stays with foster carers until the birth family is able to have him or her back home.[/cmsmasters_toggle][cmsmasters_toggle title=”How long will Orphancare assist?”]This depends on the needs of the child and family. DI-reintegration projects can take up to 3 years. OrphanCare’s assistance includes a one off RM500 start up fund. We help the family apply for government assistance and we reach out to non-government organisations for family and community support.[/cmsmasters_toggle][cmsmasters_toggle title=”How you can help OrphanCare?” classes=”quit-removing-the-bloody-bullet-points “]

There are many ways individuals and organisations can help.

You can volunteer, donate, fundraise or collaborate with OrphanCare. We need your support to help clients/families defray

See Collaborate with us – ways your organisation can help for details.

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Collaborations

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Donate

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We welcome donations in kind. Please call or email us. We are not able to receive items on site because of space and manpower constraints.

We will indicate what we need on our Facebook page.

Please note:

For queries regarding donations please see Donate.

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