Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What is the purpose of Orphan’s Promise?

A. Orphan’s Promise offers hope for a bright future to orphaned and vulnerable children around the world, taking them from at-risk to thriving. Through a holistic approach, we provide education, nutrition, and safe refuge, as well as physical, emotional and spiritual healing in partnership with local ministries.

Q. Please explain your work. How does Orphan’s Promise help orphaned and vulnerable children?

A. Founded in 2005 as a part of the global ministry of CBN International, Orphan's Promise works through local, in-country staff, which enables us to provide effective help in a cost-saving manner. We are also able to respond quickly to emergency needs as they arise. In addition, we come alongside orphanages, churches and ministries that are already working in very poor areas. Orphan’s Promise is focused on helping orphans and other vulnerable children in the following ways:

  • Nourishing food, clean water, clothing, and safe housing
  • Educational, life-skills and vocational training
  • Orphan-prevention assistance to families and caregivers of vulnerable children through microenterprise opportunities
  • Christian discipleship and mentoring
  • Health care and medical assistance
  • Orphan and adoption advocacy

Q. Does Orphan’s Promise do child sponsorship?

A. Orphan’s Promise is not structured for individual child-sponsorship programs as we do not have the staff to handle this type of one-on-one effort. However, you can read wonderful stories throughout our website about the children who have been helped and you can keep in contact with us here.

Q. In which countries is Orphan’s Promise working?

A. Orphan’s Promise has worked in over 60 countries. Click here to learn more about where we work.


Q. How can I make a donation to Orphan’s Promise?

A. You can give online here or by calling 1-888-733-3721. You can also mail a check to:

Orphan’s Promise
977 Centerville Turnpike
Virginia Beach, VA 23463

Q. Can I donate new or used clothing, toys, or linens to Orphan’s Promise?

A. Unfortunately, Orphan’s Promise does not accept clothing, linen, or toy donations. The costs of shipping and clearing customs are prohibitive. CBN has field offices in the countries where we work, and their staff is able to purchase items as needed to assist with clothes, food, school supplies, and other necessities—making this very cost-effective. Your financial gift to Orphan’s Promise of $30 or more a month goes a long way to helping orphans and vulnerable children around the world. Please consider giving today online here or by calling 1-888-733-3721.


Q. Can you help me adopt or answer my questions about adoption?

A. Orphan’s Promise is not involved in the adoption process; however, we can refer you to the Christian Alliance for Orphans. They are a resource for many Christian organizations and may be able to assist you with your specific adoption questions. Orphan’s Promise is a member of this alliance and we trust their information.

Q. How can I adopt a child that Orphan’s Promise is helping? I saw the child on The 700 Club or read about the child on your website or in a newsletter.

A. Most of the children in our stories are not available for adoption due to restrictions in the countries where they live. Others may have one or both parents, but live in extreme poverty. Orphan’s Promise is not an adoption agency, but was created to help these vulnerable children. As an Orphan’s Promise partner, you are bringing hope and practical aid to the children in these stories and many more like them.


Q. Can I volunteer for one of your projects or take a mission trip to serve with one of your projects?

A. Unfortunately, we are not able to handle volunteer teams to visit our projects at this time. We appreciate your willing heart to bless the children and suggest connecting with your local church for opportunities to volunteer.

Q. Are there any job openings with Orphan’s Promise?

A. Job postings can be found here on The Christian Broadcasting Network’s website. 

Other Ways To Help

You can reach children around the world through something as simple as a prayer. By praying together, we can change lives and offer God’s hope to children who need His loving touch. Make a commitment today to join us daily using the powerful element of prayer.

Click here to make a tax deductible donation today. Your monthly support or special gift can help give a better life, hope and a future to many precious children. A member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, we are committed to being an efficient and accountable ministry of CBN. 



  • Birthday Parties are a great way to raise funds. Ask friends to make a donation to Orphan’s Promise in lieu of a present. Here's just one example: 

God put the country of Africa on the heart of a young girl named Devon when she was just nine years old.

At her 16th birthday party, Devon asked for gifts of money to help build a water well for a village in Ghana. Instead of one well, she raised enough to build three wells!

The Project Nyame Nsa (Village of Hope) plan is Devon’s current dream—to build multiple three-bedroom apartments where up to 100 orphans will live with selected foster parents in a family setting. The property will also feature a fish and rabbit farm necessary to provide nutrition, a playground, schoolhouse and chapel. 

This is an amazing example of what a small seed of faith can accomplish!

  • Promote a fundraiser through your church
  • Contact a local business and ask them to donate a large-ticket item. You can then sell raffle tickets and donate the proceeds to Orphan's Promise.

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