FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Children come to the Abandoned Babies and Children hurting in every way imaginable.
It takes all the loving care we can give to wipe away the tears.
Q. Can children at the Abandoned Babies and Children program be adopted?
A. At the Abandoned Babies and Children program, we know that the best place for a child is with a family. Even the best institution, with well-trained housemothers, will fall short of the love and nurturing a child finds with a caring parent. Realizing this, our social workers help local families adopt our abandoned and orphaned babies. They also work to reunite babies with relatives whenever possible. While international adoptions occasionally occur, most of our children who find homes do so with local Kenyan families. Feed The Children is not an adoption agency. But we have identified agencies highly rated for handling African adoptions. If you live in the U.S. and are interested in adopting a child from our program, please be aware of specific rules and requirements of the Kenyan government, such as the 90-day foster parent residency restriction. For more information, you may contact Feed The Children's office of International Children's Programs at .
Q. May I visit the Abandoned Babies and Children program?
A. Feed The Children would be happy for you to visit the program while you are in Nairobi, Kenya. If you would like to schedule a tour, please contact our office of International Children's Programs to make arrangements. Keep in mind, however, that we have several considerations in protecting the welfare of our babies, such as their medical conditions, privacy, and daily routines.
Q. How can I volunteer?
A. The desire to travel all the way to Africa to volunteer at the Abandoned Babies and Children program represents a major commitment, and we are truly grateful for those who would like to help. However, because Feed The Children is a nonprofit organization licensed through the Kenyan government, we must meet specific standards of care. As a result, we can accept only a small number of volunteers. Volunteers will be expected to cover their own costs, including transportation and housing, although Feed The Children in some cases can provide accommodations. And though we welcome inquiries from all volunteers seriously committed to helping with the daily tasks and activities of the program operations, we are especially in need of volunteers with professional expertise in the following areas: nursing, medicine, physiotherapy, psychiatry, counseling, business administration, early childhood education, child development, and nutrition. We can also use people with experience in electrical installation and repairs, plumbing, general construction, carpentry, and sewing. To receive a volunteer interest form, please contact our Office of International Children's Programs at .
Q. May I donate items to the Abandoned Babies and Children program?
A. Feed The Children is grateful for the compassion that motivates people who want to give baby blankets, bottles and other items to the Abandoned Babies and Children program. Unfortunately, the high cost of shipping and custom duties makes sending items very expensive. If you would like to donate items, we encourage you to consider sending a check for the item's value. By buying items locally, we support families in Kenya and save on transport costs.
Q. Are there other ways to help?
A. You can provide tremendous assistance to the program right here at home. You can talk to your friends and family members about the Abandoned Babies and Children program, organize fundraising activities and pray for the children in our care. To donate, click on "Help Save a Baby's Life" at this site, or send your donation to:
Feed The Children ABC
P.O. Box 9
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-0009
You may also contact our office by sending an email to for more information about other creative ways to help.
Q: How are the Abandoned Babies and Children program and Feed The Children related?
A: The Abandoned Babies and Children program was founded by Feed The Children, after becoming aware of the the growing crisis of abandoned and orphaned children in sub-Saharan Africa. The Abandoned Babies and Children programs are one of several projects of Feed The Children around the world. Feed The Children is committed to helping hungry, children in need in the United States and wherever else they are found.