• Reducing the number of non-orphaned children living in orphanages
• Increasing the number of domestic adoptions in India
The Miracle Foundation renovates existing orphanages, builds new ones, raises money for construction and finds sponsors for our children. Because the effort is so focused, there is little overhead. In India, our money goes a long way towards healthy food, tuition, better living conditions, clothing, and medical care. Love, affection, and hope for a bright future come from our incredible staff, ambassadors, and sponsors. The Miracle Foundation currently operates four Children’s Homes and one home for unwed mothers and is currently preparing to begin facilitating domestic adoptions in India.
There are 25 million orphaned children in India and the number is growing. It is estimated that one million orphans enter the system each year. All of these children share a similar story. A life of poverty, with no family to care for them, nurture them or nourish them. Many live on the streets and the “lucky” ones live in overcrowded, under-funded orphanages. The state of orphaned children in India is heart-breaking.
*An estimated 31% of the babies surviving past the age of one will die before the age of five
* Approximately 18% of children under five in India are moderately to severely underweight
* The rapid spread of the HIV/AIDS epidemic has resulted in India possessing the largest number of AIDS orphans in the world
* UNICEF reports that 25 million orphans are living in India—a number equivalent to the population of the entire state of Texas