Deinstitution­alisation

The children deserve better

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If you know a child or children in institutions that are in need of help, let us know.

Consequences of children raised in institutions

10x

more likely to be involved in PROSTITUTION as adults

40x

more likely to obtain a criminal record

500x

more likely to COMMIT SUICIDE

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

 

And if you are a family that wants to reintegrate with your child(ren) in institutions, we can help.

Transitioning from institutions to family based care

Deinstitutionalisation or DI transitions children away from child care institutions towards a range of family and community-based services. Poverty is commonly the root cause of children being institutionalised. Although issues in relation to family or community may also be part of the many causes.

“DI is not about closing orphanages and child care institutions. It is about reintegrating children with their right to grow up with the love and care of a family.”

10 key element of the deinstitutionalisation process

Accreditation: Ending the institutionalisation of children in Malaysia 2014 Lumos

Types of Deinstitutionalisation

Adoption

We strongly advocate the adoption of older and special needs children as adoption is a part of our Deinstitutionalisation mission. The children deserve better and they deserve a loving family.

Find out if you’re eligible to adopt

We help couples in Malaysia to navigate the Malaysian adoption process. We are with you from start to finish.

Reintegration

Reintegration is a careful process of reuniting a child from an institution back into the care of his or her family. If a child cannot be reintegrated with his or her natural parents or extended family, the child can be adopted. OrphanCare’s reintegration programme’s priority is always for the child’s wellbeing and safety.

The Reintegration Procedure

Step 1

The institution or orphanage refers a child (‘client’) to OrphanCare’s social worker for reintegration.

Step 2

The social worker visits the institution and starts a relationship with the client in order to assess if he or she is ‘ready’.

Step 3

The social worker makes an appointment to meet the client’s immediate family to get more information.

Step 4

Once the client agrees to be reintegrated the social worker sets about identifying the needs of all parties and developing a ‘Care Plan’ with the client.

Step 5

The client may be referred for counselling after a case consultation with the counsellor and OrphanCare’s management.

Step 6

The social worker identifies needs of the client and family – financial assistance, groceries, school uniforms, job placement, housing issues, educational support, etc. – and studies ways to meet these needs.

Step 7

OrphanCare will solicit help from multiple sources – corporations, charitable organisations, NGOs, etc. The priority is sustaining the family unit into whose care the child is released.

Step 8

Client is reintegrated into his or her family.

Step 9

An OrphanCare social worker will follow up and make regular Post Reintegration Care Plans.

Step 10

At the end of a determined period the social worker together with the counsellor and OrphanCare’s management evaluates the client’s status. If satisfied that client and family are doing well the social worker writes a final report and the case file is closed.

Older Child Adoption SOP

PAP sends physical copy of application form to OrphanCare & our Social Worker will inform PAP that application has been received

  • Minimum 2 weeks-notice to PAP for interview.
  • Training fee to be paid by PAP

Social Worker will come and visit your home to conducts a pre-adoption home inspection

Reintegration (RI) Phase

OrphanCare will begin matching PAP to potential child

  1. Matched applications submitted to Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat (JKM)
  2. Preparation on child and Adoptive Parent before child leaves the institution
  3. Child goes home with Adoptive Parent
  1. Meeting with family either online or physical meet in first 5 months of adoption
  2. Post adoption home visit on 6th, 12th, 18th & 24th month after date of adoption

Case management up to 1 year

Matching Process

To ensure that the couple is registered with JKM to legally adopt

1-year period from issue date

PAP may request to renew before expiration date if no matched child within the year.

OrphanCare’s social worker builds rapport with child:

  • physical meeting
  • online meeting
  • telephone meeting

Our social worker schedules several meetings between PAP and child:

  • online
  • in person

Our social worker will be present during the first meeting between child and PAP. As for the subsequent meetings, will be decided according to our social worker whether or not their presence is needed.

For our final step, OrphanCare’s social worker has to meet with the PAP on their thoughts to adopt after 3 sessions with the child

Accept

  1. Letter of matched child with PAP send to JKM
  2. JKM approves of matching and sends ‘surat tawaran’ to OC and PAP.
  3. Proceed with Preparation of AP and child
    before child leaves institution.

Decline

  1. PAP must present reasons for declining
  2. Our social worker may explore PAP’s interest in rematching
  3. Evaluate whether another match is appropriate

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