What are the benefits of deinstitutionalisation (DI)?

  • Children raised in family-based care tend to be less inhibited socially, mentally and emotionally
  • Children have increased self-confidence
  • The child’s physical and emotional development improves
  • The children can be part of the community
  • Adoption could be an alternative to baby dumping
  • Birth mothers receive parenting help
  • Funds can be redirected to community centres that can protect a child and help the family


Family-based care will take root when Malaysians understand that raising children in institutions is harmful. OrphanCare is helping this paradigm shift through its programs and campaigns.

Source reference: Ending the Institutionalisation of Children in Malaysia, Lumos, 2014.