What began in 2008 as a rescue mission on the Thailand-Myanmar border, taking trafficked, abused, and abandoned children into longterm shelters, has matured greatly over the last 10 years.
Over the last decade, our work with victims of trauma and within marginalized communities has convinced us that God's design of family is the best approach to child protection. Every child needs a strong family and that included the children who had found refuge in our 3 homes over the years.
In a place where adoption is not possible, we learned how we could legally recruit permanent foster families through the local church. As we saw our little girls beam because they had their own mom with them on Mother’s Day for the first time, our passion grew. As we heard little boys brag about riding bikes with their own dads and we saw foster parents provide trauma-informed care, it sparked a vision in us to make this possible for more orphaned children.
As Global Child Advocates, our vision is to see every child protected within the love of a family.
We work alongside government agencies, child welfare departments, and local partners to prevent family separation and to protect victims of abuse, trafficking, and orphanhood through short-term emergency care and longterm family-based care. We also empower advocates to help children everywhere grow up in safe families.
Our story is a testimony to God’s faithfulness and His heart for vulnerable children. He asks each of us to seek justice, correct oppression, and bring justice to the fatherless. (Isaiah 1:17)
We look beyond brands, funding and ideology to ensure children are safe from harm. Our partners range from government officials to child welfare, to local organizations and churches.
We are Jesus followers and seek to reflect His character and love in all that we do, without agenda. We are grateful to work in extremely diverse contexts with people of all faiths and backgrounds.
Since good intentions can lead to a myriad of risks for children, we use evidence-based best practice in our approach to child protection. We are committed to the best interest of every child.
We believe that God designed families to be the best protection for children and their best advocates. We strengthen their resilience and give them the tools needed to keep their children safe.
We strengthen the existing support systems around children rather than focusing on the child in isolation. We respond to crisis but we also focus on preventing childhood trauma before it happens.
We listen to our national leaders and champion their vision for their own people. We recognize that their understanding of culture is essential to effectively engage injustice.