About Child of Mine
Child of Mine is a Canadian charity that partners with two children’s homes in North India and a number of their graduates. While the homes typically house and raise close to two hundred children in a loving and caring environment, many of the graduates who have now left the homes still call these this unique community their family. Children, who range from the ages of three upwards, at the homes are typically from destitute backgrounds or from families that cannot financially support them. The atmosphere at each home is very much one of a large family, with the older children taking care of the younger ones and regarding them as siblings. The hard-working, dedicated staff are driven by a firm commitment to develop these young people as leaders, who will grow to love and serve the nation of India. We are proud to say that among the many graduates of the homes are teachers, nurses, charted accountants, and university professors.
The Child of Mine Story
In 2005, an exploratory team from a church in Kelowna travelled to India and among the various projects they visited, were struck by the passionate and faithful vision of the two children’s homes. Their funding partner at the time was changing its working emphasis from residential care to community development, making the future financial relationship with the homes difficult to sustain. Returning back to Canada, the decision was made to develop a partnership and raise support for the homes and the children. Child of Mine was formed, and today serves to support the vision of the homes to equip and raise leaders to love and serve India; providing guidance and leadership where and when applicable, and allow the staff and Boards of the homes the freedom and flexibility to carry out their mandate. Child of Mine works alongside a number of organizations and individuals in Canada providing partnership in the care and upbringing of the children and provides holistic support for the homes.