Miracle Foundation works to support children and families to prevent separation, reunite children with their birth families, and place children in kinship care and adoption instead of residential care. Miracle Foundation India is a subsidiary organization of the Miracle Foundation, which aims to transition every institutionalized child into a loving family.
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Main Areas of Work
What They Do
Miracle Foundation's work centers around three focus areas:
- Ensure Each Child Thrives. Miracle Foundation has developed and implemented the Thrive Scale, a proven care model based on the UN Rights of the Child. Currently, they are working alongside hundreds of orphanages to reunite children with their families and to provide each child with the quality of care, and dignity, that is their right.
- Strengthen The Childcare System. Every day around the world, social workers, caregivers, and government officials make decisions that impact millions of orphaned children. They are the “boots on the ground.” Together with UNICEF, Miracle Foundation provides training and educational resources that empower workers in the childcare ecosystem to give children a better future.
- Keep Families Together. Separation of families happens primarily because of family crisis and poverty, not for lack of love. Miracle Foundation partners with community programs that identify at-risk children and offer support to vulnerable families long before an orphanage becomes a necessity. Prevention is the key.
Residential Care Service Transition Support
Supports they have offered, or plan to offer, include:
- Introducing the importance of family care and reintegration to leaders in the organization
- Strategy and planning for the transition
- Donor and board engagement
- Community awareness raising and engagement
- Government engagement and linking to systems reforms
- Assessments of children and families
- Family tracing
- Preparing children and families for transition
- Social work or case management training or support
- Staffing adjustments or training
- Use of buildings and other assets
- Developing new programs, including:
- Family and community strengthening
- Alternative family care (including kinship care, foster care, adoption)
- Provide funding for the transition
- General coaching or consultation
- Onsite training
- Online training
- Onsite visits/meetings
- Phone calls/video conference
- Provision of standards and written guidance or tools for transitioning
- Connecting with others or building a network
Miracle Foundation India plans to support transitions in India, currently, and in future South Asian countries such as Nepal, Bangladesh etc. We determine which organizations to work with after competency mapping and force field analysis.
This case study is part of a series of case studies conducted in India, Kenya, Moldova and Uganda over the course of 2020-2022 to share information on how COVID-19 has and is affecting family-child reunification, alternative care placement, and offers recommendations for family- and community-based care of vulnerable children in the context of COVID-19 and future emergencies.
This is the summary report for a pilot project spearheaded by Miracle Foundation India with its two partner organizations which were two Children's Care Institutions (CCIs) in the Indore District in central India. The goal of the pilot was to ‘create a replicable modal for other CCIs to effectively implement family based and alternative care through systemic change by engaging multiple stakeholders’.
This Internal Mid Term Review (MTR) was conducted after completion of Year 1 of a pilot project to create a replicable model for child care institutions (CCIs) to effectively implement Family Based & Alternative Care in India.