Saturday, April 13, 2013

Interview OrphanCARE, KG Tunku, PJ. Malaysia



Today, my wife and I went to OrphanCare for interview. The interview was for adopting child. We have summit application through their online form quite few months ago.
I received call from them on which I thought it was call from insurance telemarketing agent. I have confirmed to come to interview on Tuesday.
We arrived there about 11.30am due the traffic jam in Selayang. There were few couples in queue. One of couple is from Melaka. Also got chinese couple.
Suppose my appointment was at 11am. However, we were the last couple to interview. Our interview was around 1.30pm.
OrphanCare website: www.orphancare.org.my
Orphancare address: 6 Lorong SS 1/24A, Kampung Tunku, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Documents required :
  1) All applicants must be married for at least five (5) years. This requirement does not apply if you have a medical condition that hinders you from having a child and have supporting medical reports.
  2) Four (4) copies of recent passport-sized photographs each.
  3) Four (4) copies of identification card each.
  4) Four (4) copies of marriage certificate.
  5) Four (4) copies of general medical report (required) and, specific consultant’s report pertaining to fertility issues/treatment (if any). Providing supporting medical reports will help strengthen your application for adoption.
  6) Four (4) copies of latest salary slip each.
  7) Names, addresses and contact numbers of two references (non-family members) and a copy of their ic.
The interview and application process is as follows:
·         You will be required to fill up an application form for JKM when you come in for your interview. 
·         JKM will receive three copies of the documentation you provided with the application form once you have been interviewed.  OrphanCARE retains one copy for our records.
·         It will take approximately four weeks for JKM to process your application.
·         JKM will return all applications to OrphanCARE once they are approved or rejected.
·         OrphanCARE will immediately inform you if your application is rejected.
·         You will automatically be placed in our database in a queue once your application is approved by JKM. 
·         OrphanCARE will contact you for a second interview once a child is available.

 

About OrphanCARE

OrphanCARE is a non-profit non-governmental organisation established in 2008, under the patronage of HRH Sultanah Pahang, Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom. It aims to give every orphan and abandoned baby a chance to feel love and care in the security of a family in accordance to our tagline “Every child needs a family”.
 
We work closely with the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development to expedite the adoption process whereby abandoned babies and children in orphanages are quickly matched up and placed with suitable parents.
 
There is a disturbingly high number of orphans and unwanted babies placed in orphanages which is surprising considering that there are many couples who wish to adopt. OrphanCARE is perhaps the only NGO seeking to reduce the number of children in orphanages. Most orphanages are often ill-resourced to provide children the kind of love, attention and security that could be offered by families. Orphans and children who spend large parts of their childhood in orphanages often grow up with low self esteem resulting in behavioral problems, delinquency and poor academic performance. Many leave orphanages at the age of 18 without a family support system making it difficult for them to make a good start in life.
OrphanCARE aims to help change society’s mindset towards orphans, recognizing that children should not be left permanently in orphanages which should really only be ‘transit points’ before they are placed with families who can bring them up in a proper family structure.
There are an increasing numbers of babies left in waste dumps, bushes, drains, public toilets among other places. Unwed mothers or victims of rape who abandon their babies are mostly young and come under pressure arising from social stigma and legal implications, compounded by a sense of hopelessness due to not knowing whom to turn to.
 
Our baby hatch, the first such facility in Malaysia, was set up to discourage women from abandoning their babies by providing the assurance that the babies would be placed in good homes.
OrphanCARE has a database of screened adoptive parents with complete background profiles and work with other Government departments, NGOs and members of the public to provide suitable families for orphans and abandoned babies. At OrphanCARE we believe “Every child needs a family”.