AN ORPHANS WISH

Rating: 5 stars   13 reviews

Issues: International

Location: PO Box 2150 Seffner FL 33583-2150 USA

Mission: An Orphan’s Wish is a group of dedicated volunteers striving to improve the lives of orphans in China. Through child sponsorships and donations we support orphans with special needs residing at the House of Love in the city of Guilin.
Target demographics: Orphaned Children in China
Programs: Clubfoot Casting Unit The Clubfoot Casting Unit at An Orphan’s Wish was created to treat and care for orphans born with clubfoot, who otherwise would not have an opportunity to have their feet corrected. The Ponseti Method of serial casting is used to gently manipulate the affected foot with a series of casts, changed weekly. Once the desired position is achieved, braces are worn to keep the correction, on a gradually reduced schedule, until the child is 4-5 years old. The children treated at An Orphan’s Wish live in our residential facility until correction is achieved. Once the bracing protocol is well underway, the children are placed with a foster family. Most clubfoot patients stay in our facility between 6 and 9 months before moving to foster care. Special Care Unit Our Special Care Unit (SCU) cares for orphaned children born with medical conditions, prematurely or those who are in need of specialized care. Children come into our unit from local orphanages and remain in our care until they are healthy enough to be placed into loving foster homes. Upon entering our unit, the children are bathed, fed, evaluated to determine their medical needs, and placed into the arms of one of our wonderful caretakers. With the help of medical professionals we begin to develop a medical and specialized care plan, specific to each child. If needed, we arrange for the child’s surgery and medical care by partnering with other charitable groups working in China. Our caretakers accompany the child during any surgery to ensure they are receiving the best care possible. Quality care post surgery is provided as well, so the child has the best opportunity for successful healing. Some children’s needs are too severe and the only care we can provide for them is palliative care. Other times the child only requires individualized care as well as lots of love and attention, and they begin to thrive. Residential and Cerebral Palsy Unit: The House of Love is a residential unit, opened in 2005, that provides full-time care for orphans with cerebral palsy and other special needs that require long term care. These children have a more difficult time finding adoptive families, and so this unit was created to provide a loving home environment. The children receive individualized physical therapy, quality education, and specialized care to help them achieve their highest potential.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became involved with An Orphan's Wish last year and I cannot say enough good things about this organization. The professionalism they exhibit in everything they do is truly impressive. Their work is truly life saving and life changing for children in China who without them would have no voice, no advocates, no champions. Not only does An Orphan's Wish provide for the medical needs of the children in their care, they also provide them with an education and shower them with love and kindness. The smiles and the light in the children's eyes at the House of Love is the best testament to the quality of the care they receive. I sponsor a child at An Orphan's Wish and I appreciate that they strive to be good stewards for every donation received. I love receiving the newsletter and updates about my sponsored child. You really get a sense that your part of something big and special at An Orphan's Wish.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

receiving updates on my sponsored child and newsletters

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

change nothing

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I Love the heart of An Orphan's wish. They provide love and care to children who may never know the love of a family. They help with the basic necessities of life for these children. I had the privilege of transporting three large boxes of items to China for this great non-profit!
I trust their leadership and believe their funds are used with the utmost discretion kelly rumbaugh mom to many adopted children from China

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the difference this organization makes on the lives of children through photos.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make sure they got more more more funding!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

An Orphan's Wish does amazing things for many children who may otherwise not have a voice. THey help these children with medical care and provide them with love. They are a wonderful organization!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the progress of the children they help through their website.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

nothing!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I started out as one of the first volunteers for An Orphan's Wish. I can not say enough WONDERFUL things about An Orphan's Wish!! The care these children receive is above and beyond anything you would imagine! Most of all .........these children are LOVED!!! I am a proud sponsor of Rylie. I was also given the privilege of assigning her a name. Such a sweet little girl! I love watching her grow and thrive under the care of An Orphan's Wish!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Watching the children grow and learn! The updates sponsors receive are fabulous!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

.....do absolutely nothing other than spread the word more about this wonderful organization!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I got involved with An Orphan's Wish about 2 years ago through sponsoring a child. Since then, I have sponsored several more and love receiving the monthly updates on the children! They always look very happy, well-cared for and loved. This is truly a wonderful organization that cares deeply about these children. Because I have adopted a cleft-affected child, I am drawn to sponsoring those children affected the same way. AOW allows you to choose the child you would like to sponsor and also provides ways to give direct donations to purchase necessities. About a year ago, I began volunteering my time for AOW to help spread the word and am so glad I did! AOW is making the difference in lives of children and I'm happy to be a small part of that.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing so many children gain a sponsor and working in helping others receive sponsors so they receive the care they need.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our family is a child sponsor for AOW. We sponsor Gregory! With monthly updates, we to see how much Gregory has changed since he was placed in AOW home. He has a smile on his face that is worth a million dollars and he knows that he is loved by the nannies at AOW. We know first hand what it is like to adopt a child that doesn't know what love is ... thank goodness Gregory and all the kids at AWO know they are loved. Our little that didn't have a clue to what love is ... well she knows now and is the most loving child in our family. Thank you to An Orphan's Wish for making a difference in the life's of orphans!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the life of a child

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

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Rating: 5 stars  

In 2000, a love for China began to stir in my heart after visiting the country. The people, the history, the culture, the food and also the needs for orphans, specifically. When a friend introduced me to "An Orphan's Wish" in 2011 I was grateful to have the opportunity to become a sponsor. The website is so user friendly and you'll fall in love with each child who comes across your screen. They will greatly benefit from your support. I highly recommend An Orphan's WIsh, should you consider sponsoring, donating, or sharing their story with others. I always look forward to receiving regular updates on my sponsored children, absolutely precious! Should you become a sponsor, you will too! So grateful for AOW!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Receiving updates about sponsored children.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make the sponsor page more personalized and not a "shopping check-out" page.

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Thank you so much for that wonderful comment, Kristen! None of the world could be done without the support of generous sponsors like you. We are grateful for your trust.

Rating: 5 stars  

An Orphan's WIsh is a fabulous organization! I know first hand the work they do in China! We adopted our son 6 months ago and he was cared for by An Orphan's Wish. He is the most well adjusted, wonderful child! All of this due to the love and care he got from this organization. Without a doubt, they touch the lives of so many children, who without their assistance, would long be forgotten. Thank you An Orphan's Wish!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Adopting a child that was cared for my An Orphan's Wish

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do nothing - they are fabulous!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter was helped by An Orphan's Wish. The people in China raised funds to help her get life saving heart surgery. Great organization and helps so many children get the love and care they deserve!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

We are very blessed to have our daughter.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make more of them!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

An Orphans Wish is a fabulous organization. These children are able to receive individual care for their special need. An Orphans Wish is about the children and is for the love of the children. Through the newsletters and social media you are able to see these children literally blossom before your eyes.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In the Club Feet Unit, we are able to see extreme results with the casting, it is the feeling you get when a child learns and grows from just a tiny bit that you were able to teach them. Each time a child is adopted and finds their forever family, you can see that the child has learned how to love.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have every child adopted so there would not be a need!

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