Orphan-Free is a non-profit organization.
Our vision is an orphan-free world. Imagine an orphan-free world where every child is part of a stable, safe, and love-filled family.
We endeavor to accomplish our vision by funneling our resources to (1) a select portfolio of frontline organizations doing exemplary work in family preservation in Korah, Ethiopia and (2) adoption funding/promotion in the St. Joseph, MO area.
Family preservation reduces the flow of orphans into the “system” or onto the streets while adoption funding/promotion expands the pool of adoptive families increasing the flow of orphans out of the “system”.
We have a two-prong strategy:
1. Adoption Funding/Promotion Strategy
We endeavor to fund adoptions and promote the benefits of adoption in the St. Joseph, MO area. We focus on potential adoptive parents who are qualified in every manner, but who simply do not have sufficient financial resources. This strategic focus allows us to intentionally expand the pool of adoptive parents, rather than simply funding the existing pool, therefore reducing the number of waiting children.
2. Family Preservation Strategy
We provide resources to help eliminate the problems that lead to the existence of orphans in Korah, Ethiopia.
Notice that Orphan-Free is very focused geographically for both strategies: A mid-size US city for the Adoption Funding/Promotion Strategies and a “sister” international locale that is poverty-stricken with a high rate of orphanhood. This is intentional and will allow Orphan-Free to create a model that can be hopefully replicated for other pairs of US cities & “sister” international locales.