Here at The Archibald Project we care about all aspects of orphan care. However, one trend in the Western World that we have noticed is an increase in uneducated international adoption and funding. While we understand the need for adoption, we believe it should always be the last resort an organization seeks for a child's life. We also believe that before you send your hard earned money to an organization you should know a few things.
Before donating to an organization:
1.) Ask to see their financial records for the past few years AND how they keep their in country partners financially accountable.
2.) Ask what benefits and/or financial incentives any employees have for working for their organization. (Other than providing for the family and pouring into the local economy, there shouldn't be any.)
3.) If you are talking to an orphanage, ask where they get their children and how they work to resettle their children with family/local families AND what their ratio of resettling to adoption is...if adoptions are higher this is probably a red flag. Often times the existence of an orphanage causes vulnerable families to drop their children at orphanage's doors in hopes of giving them a better future. Usually, the family deeply desires to keep their children, but they feel as if there is no other way. They don't realize that 99% of the time, there is another way.
Below are organizations that we have personally worked with in some capacity, and we wholeheartedly believe in their ethical approach to caring for orphan and vulnerable children. If you would like to get involved with one of these organizations please let them know The Archibald Project sent you so that we can keep track of our advocacy impact!
Our Favorite Organizations
(The Archibald Project has not been paid or asked by anyone affiliated with the following organizations to make the list below.)
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The Archibald Project is the leading media based advocacy group in ethical orphan care. The Archibald Project has an active and large community of people who care about vulnerable children and helping meet their needs. Through The Archibald Project's media outlets, over 50,000 people will know about your organization in moments. When The Archibald Project partners with an organization and presents a call to action: our audience cares. We have seen thousands of dollars raised in just a few hours, we have seen children gain sponsorships, parents become Foster families, houses being built, clean water being provided and much more! Not every media organization has active followers like ours, and we couldn't be more thankful for their passion!