#BackToFamily

Join our mission to help get millions of separated children Back To Family.

Sadly, at least 5.4 million children around the world are currently separated from their families – confined in orphanages, even though over 80% of them are not orphans. We need your help to get them back to family.

Orphanages expose these children to abuse, trafficking, and physical and psychological trauma that can last a lifetime.

By working with families, communities, local authorities and governments, we’ve helped get thousands of children out of orphanages and back to family. And we also work to prevent the conditions that lead to family separation in the first place.

You can help get these children out of harm’s way and back to family, by joining our global movement today.

Because a child needs more than food and shelter to survive. They need love, nurture and protection to really thrive – and that all comes Back to Family.

How you can help

Make a donation to the Back to Family campaign

Join our mailing list to be part of #backtofamily campaign

By signing up, you agree to receive emails from Hope and Homes for Children, including updates, stories, and ways to support the cause.




Why your support matters 

We support families, we close orphanages, and we campaign for change. That’s what Hope and Homes for Children does.

But to get children back to family and end orphanages for good we need everybody on board. Which is hard when almost 70% of people in the UK (a major source of orphanage funding) believe orphanages protect children (1).

That’s why your support is so important, and there are many ways you can join the movement:

Every sign-up is powerful! Subscribe to our mailing list and be part of our mission to reunite families.

Other ways to help

Sign our petition today. Join our global movement and call on world leaders to act now to urgently get these separated children back to family. 

Attend one of our events or challenges, or hold your own fundraiser.

Follow, like and share our social media posts and pages.

Download our #BackToFamily campaign posters and place them on notice boards in your community.

Someone to call mum and dad – Uwase's* story

Uwase spent three years inside an orphanage until people like you helped her get Back to Family. This is her story.

Read Uwase's story

Our impact to date

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The number of orphanages we've closed.

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The number of children we've helped transition into loving, family-based or alternative care.

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The number of children we've prevented from entering orphanages and separation from their families.

Who are Hope and Homes for Children?

Since 1994, Hope and Homes for Children has been working to stop the institutionalisation of children. We’re 200 people, in ten countries, inspiring organisations, including the UN, EU and governments around the world, to get separated children back to family and close the doors of orphanages forever. Every child deserves to feel the love and belonging of a safe family home.

Source: Survey conducted by Intellisurvey/Prophet on behalf of Hope and Homes for Children between Nov – Dec 2022, base 618 UK adults. 68% agreed that ‘Orphanages take care of children’ compared to 32% who agreed that ‘Orphanages harm children’. Only 5% of respondents agreed strongly that ‘Orphanages harm children’.