When you're a parent living in Haiti and you find yourself in a desperate situation, what do you do?
Haiti has 2 common options:
1. Place your child in an orphanage.
This option gives the child a chance at eating daily, an education, and a future. Haiti orphanage's are full of *social orphans
*a child that has no adults looking after him, even though one or both parents may be alive.
2. Send your child to be a *Restavek
*a child in Haiti sent by his parent to work for a host home as a domestic servant- a slave.
Both of these options are a permanent solution to a sometimes temporary situation. Dream of a Child has now introduced a third option.
3. Place your child with Dream of a Child
What is Dream of a Child?
Dream of a Child is a temporary solution to a temporary problem with long lasting effects. Offering a loving safe environment to vulnerable children by standing in the gap for their parent(s) until the child can be unified with his parent. This is done by finding a loving established couple that through our screening process becomes certified and is paid to take a child into their home and raise it as their own, on a temporary basis. While the child is temporarily in our care, the biological parent has the opportunity to better them self and stabilize their life so that there will be a unification with their child.