The Signs of Freedom

The Signs of Freedom   What does freedom look like for a child who has never before had the luxury of such a thing? I was caught by surprise with what this looks like on my recent trip to Benin. At the orphanage, safe home that we founded, where I also stay when on my visits, I love being able …

Miracles of beauty

Over the last few months we have been able to be a part of an incredible miracle story that has been unfolding before our eyes. A little four-year-old boy who we met in August. His story was a tragic one of abuse and severe neglect. He could not walk due to a negligent surgery from an infection that should have …

Miracles In Various Shapes and Sizes

Over the last few months we have been able to be a part of an incredible miracle story that has been unfolding before our eyes. A little four-year-old boy, who we met in August. His story was a tragic one of abuse and severe neglect. He could not walk due to a negligent surgery from an infection that should have …

Hope for the Weary

By Stefan Lako – Programs Director The Christmas season got off to an early start in my house this year – my wife’s birthday was on Thanksgiving and one of the things she wanted to do to celebrate was to spend time decorating the house as a family. The long weekend was therefore filled with tree hunting, cutting, decorating, emptying …

Break the Silence

By Stefan Lako, Programs Director Sitting in the Kendeja Hotel lobby in Monrovia, Liberia, talking with local anti-trafficking workers, I began to lose hope listening to the overwhelming statistics on the number of children trafficked and abused across the country. These problems were not only devastating and widespread; the local Liberian government also lacked the resources to address them in …

Celebrating Milestones

As many of us are celebrating our high school and university graduates here in the western part of the world, we as Orphan Relief and Rescue are also celebrating equal milestones in the children’s lives who, without your help, some would not be alive today. Tim and I returned on May 17th from our Africa travels. The day we flew …

Kids Helping Kids Summer Challenge 2017

It’s that time again when we as parents, grandparents or childcare providers, work hard to keep our kids busy with fun and meaningful activities over the summer. It’s also a great time to expose our children to the needs of other kids around the world, and help them understand that they can make a tangible difference from their own homes. …

Bursting with Life – April 2017 Newsletter

With springtime comes visible evidence of new life all around us. As the buds of flowers begin to burst open, the colors that show forth in every plant is a reminder that beauty comes with new life. Seeing our children and families thriving on our programs in both Liberia and Benin is also evidence that new life is taking place …

Liberia Adoption Information

Liberia — For the last 10 years, Orphan Relief and Rescue has worked very closely with the Liberian Government to protect as many children as possible from incredible abuse and neglect. We have empowered the Ministry of Children and Social Protection office within the government on many levels to help them in their efforts. Due to our relationship with them, …

Urgent Need: New Vehicle for Liberia

As many of you know, Orphan Relief and Rescue’s program’s over the past 7 years have grown and changed tremendously in Liberia. Throughout that time, our two in country vehicles have been used extensively to provide transportation for our staff to manage and implement our Child Development Programs. The constant use on rough terrain has slowly worn down these trucks …