"Embrace" Program

The "Embrace" Program is operated by the Community Development Authority (CDA) of the Government of Dubai. The CDA is the responsible authority for providing care for abandoned children in the Emirate of Dubai. In conjunction with shelters, housing institutions and alternative families, CDA provides all the support abandoned children deserve in accordance with Islamic law and values. CDA has made the fostering process simpler and encourages UAE families to participate in the program. The aim behind 'Embrace' program is for abandonned children to enjoy a decent life and potentially move into a caring and loving family as one of their own.