Our Child Care Home has been home to thousands of children since we opened our doors in 1989. Our holistic approach promotes each child’s physical, mental, psychological, and social development, enabling them to reach their full potential and to eventually meet their forever family.
At Mother’s Choice, we advocate for the needs of the children who cannot speak for themselves. Our Child Care Home has been home to thousands of children since we opened our doors in 1989 who, for a variety of reasons, are awaiting a permanent family. Our holistic caring model promotes healthy growth in each child’s physical, mental, psychological and social development to enable them to reach their full potential and to eventually meet their forever family.
HOW WE DO IT
We are strong advocates of early intervention therapies and from the moment a child come through our doors, they receive individualized care that is customized to each child’s needs. We have a multi-disciplinary team of professionals – physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, registered nurses, registered social workers and child care workers – who provide a professional yet loving care to our babies and children plus 450+ volunteers a month to provide further TLC. There are two areas of care:
Baby Care provides loving, nurturing care and a stimulating environment for newborns and infants to prepare them for life in a forever family. We are licensed by the Social Welfare Department to care for up to 32 newborns and infants up to two years old. Our multi-disciplinary team in Baby Care prepares and assists the children to adjust smoothly to an adoptive home. Recognizing the importance of parent support and education, Mother’s Choice also provides support and resources for both birth parents and adoptive parents.
Wee Care offers loving, nurturing care and therapy for up to 12 children, from newborn to six years old, with special needs and awaiting adoption. The emphasis in Wee Care is to tailor each child’s care to their individual needs in a safe, stimulating environment to enable each one to develop to their fullest potential and increase their opportunity for adoption.
Our hope and ambition is that no child born in Hong Kong waits for a family. That is unnatural. The natural process is that families wait for the child. The dream is that children go directly from hospital to adoptive families rather than coming to Mother’s Choice. The process to enable this needs to be revisited in such a way that no child needs to spend time in any institution, even Mother’s Choice.
babies and children have received therapy and love at our Child Care Home
ADOPTION WAIT TIME
We have drastically shortened the time for a child awaiting adoption from 3-4 years (in 1976) to 3-4 months (today)
adoption rate for typically developing children in our Child Care Home