Frequently Asked Questions
Each baby has it’s own discharge plan depending on that child’s circumstances. Our first goal is always to reunite children with their families. If this is not possible than we help facilitate an adoption for the child. We will always keep a child until they are able to be united with a family, whether it’s biological or adoptive. During their time with us, we try to help each child develop physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Check out our admits page for more information.
Yes, we do. We test each of our children when they are first admitted. If their test is positive for HIV, we go to Hospital Sacre’ Coeur in Milot to start them in the HIV/AIDS program there. They get blood tests once a month and will be given free antiretroviral (ARV’s) medication based on the results of their blood tests.
Our children come to us in many different ways. Often families will come to our gate after one of the babies parents have passed away or if they are going through a hard time. There are a few hospitals in the area who will contact us if they have an abandoned child. Our Haitian staff, as well as families who we have helped in the past, will refer families who they know need help. We do not admit every baby into our care who comes to our gates. We only admit children who are sick or malnourished, or if we feel that they will become sick or malnourished if we to not intervene.
Technically, we are not an orphanage. We are an infant care center, or creche as it is called in Haiti. It is a transition home providing 24 hour care for infants in need until they can be returned to their biological family or, if that’s not possible, are adopted into a new family.
The best answers can be found on our adoptions page.
Our biggest need to care for all these babies is monetary. If you wish to send items, please check out our sending supplies page. All checks and monetary donations can be mailed to Children of the Promise, Box 123, Prinsburg, MN 56281. Check out our Send Supplies page for more details. Your gifts to COTP are tax deductable in the U.S and Canada.