The future of the world depends upon the children, yet sometimes the children's future depends upon us.
Specialized Care treatment at An Orphan's Wish was developed 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.
OUR SPECIALIZED CARE STAFF
Our staff is very committed to helping each child grow to their fullest potential. We try to ensure that each baby’s physical and emotional needs are met every day. All of our staff is fully trained and receives ongoing training to improve their skills to provide the best care and nurturing for these children. We make it a top priority for all our children to receive one on one attention with a caretaker during feeding time, changing time and play time as we feel this is essential to ensure good physical health as well as good emotional health of the children entrusted to our care.
Once a child is healthy enough, he or she does not return to the orphanage. Each child is placed into a loving foster care situation in China. We encourage the orphanage to place every child’s papers for adoption, in hopes that they will find their forever family.