Asharan Orphanage, New Multan Nagar
YEAR STARTED: 1997
HOPE foundation runs a children’s home in the name of ‘Asharan’ at New Multan Nagar, Delhi. It is a home for the abandoned and lost children between the ages of 0 to 6 years. HOPE foundation is licensed under JJ Act 2015 by the Department of Women & Children Development. It is also licensed by the Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA) to do adoptions, placing orphan children in adoption in India and abroad. All the adoptions from India are centralized through CARA. Prospective parents register online in CARA website, ‘CARA.nic.in’ to start with the adoption process.
Our mission is to protect the children from the dangers of being ending up on the street. One of the many dangers is besides others, that it takes only minutes before a child who ends up on the street to become a victim of an abuser.
Children are brought to Asharan Orphanage by the order of Child Welfare Committee. Police and public find the children who are abandoned on the street, public waste bins, bus stations, railway stations and hospitals. A few are found in the cradle at Asharan’s gate. Some children are relinquished by their parents because of their inability to take care of them.
We at Asharan provide the children with round the clock residential care, protection, education, opportunities to heal emotionally and physically. The children are given medical care that includes preventive and curative care.
Infants and children come with a lot of requirements due to prematurity, malnourishment, infections, emotional needs, etc. Few of them are with special needs like cerebral palsy and developmental delay. The childcare staff work on three different shifts to provide round the clock care to the children They are aided with a nurse and a visiting pediatric consultant, an occupational therapist and a speech therapist.
We have a team of 15 staff for the care giving, medical work, security, legal and adoption work, rehabilitation and restoration work and management. Asharan depends on individual donors to meet the needs of the children.
Present Need: Our present need is funding towards child care and maintenance of the shelter.
Adoption from Asharan
As per our data till July 2020, Asharan has cared for 715 children since 1997. Of these, 342 lost children were restored back to their families.
As of July 2020, Asharan was able to place 210 children in adoption since the program started. This includes 62 international adoptions and 9 NRI adoptions. It brings joy and great satisfaction to see even special need kids and older children getting adopted into loving and caring families.