Rather than help one child find a family, CFS helps a country’s entire population of institutionalized children find families.
In many countries, conditions in institutions and orphanages are quite poor. Children are crowded and confined to cots. They lack adequate nutrition and stimulation, as well as the means to establish healthy attachments to loving caretakers. The only sustainable source of these elements critical for child development comes from family-based care.
Children languish for far too long in institutions simply because countries lack the digital infrastructure to identify and efficiently move them through the system to find a family — a process that can take years or never come at all for children without digital identities. The end to prolonged institutionalized care and the catalyst to millions of children finding loving families is CFS.
Rather than help one child find a family, CFS helps a country’s entire population of institutionalized children find families. That means with every successful implementation, anywhere from several hundred to several thousands of vulnerable children have the chance to exit institutions into the loving arms of a family.
In addition to terminating the cycle of deprivation for an institution’s current children, CFS helps to shorten the length of stay for future children, driving positive systemic change in child welfare — one country at a time.
When you give to BEB, 75% of your donation goes to support implementation of CFS in a developing country. You will be helping to facilitate the gathering of available data on all children living in dispersed institutions and orphanages, supporting social workers as they investigate living relatives or prospective families, and helping to ensure central authorities and local child advocates are trained on the software.