Frequently Asked Questions

 

How can I be sure that my gift is actually benefiting my child?

Although you are sponsoring one child that you “adopt,” your monthly gift actually benefits an entire Family, so that in each Orphan Family, sponsored children are not given preferential treatment over unsponsored children. Our prayerful goal is to find sponsors for every child at every orphan Family that we assist (and we hope that you might even help us find sponsors by sharing about your child with others). In any case, your monthly gift directly benefits your child and other children in the same Family.

Orphan’s Tearuses none of the contributions received for fund raising or administrative purposes. 100% of everything we receive from you directly benefits orphans. General gifts to our SSA Foundation of 2500 USD monthly provide the administrative costs of Orphan Tears.  

Orphan Tearsworks with orphans Families that we have personally visited. Every orphan Family we assist is really in need to be helped.

If you have sponsored a child, you get all information present address Telephone No. of him or her close neighbor or Family. For you awareness you can contact you sponsored child anytime yourself, and keep in touch as adaptive parents.

 

Are my contributions tax-deductible?

 Orphan Tears is nonprofit organization recognized by Afghan authority. We are also hoping to obtain tax-exempt charity status in all countries where our sponsors live. If you would like to help us in that regard, please contact us.

Can I write a monthly check instead of having the money automatically withdrawn from my checking account or credit card?

Yes you may. To set that up, you will need to contact us at info@orphatears.com. We would prefer, however, to auto-debit your bank account or automatically charge your credit card each month, because that reduces our administration expenses. Plus, you never have to remember to write a check, and you never have to use a stamp! Auto-debit is completely safe and secure, and millions of such transactions take place every day.

Can I write a check for an entire year of sponsorship?                                                                                   

Yes. To set that up, you will need to contact us at info@orphatears.com. You can contribute monthly, quarterly, yearly, or whatever way is best for you. We would prefer, however, to auto-debit your bank account or credit card, because that reduces our administration expenses.

I live outside the UAE. Can funds be automatically withdrawn from my bank account?

Unfortunately no. We can, however, accept Visa, Discover, American Express, Master Card and checks from foreign banks. When giving by check, please make certain that the amount of your contribution is equivalent to $50 U.S. dollars, and add 5% for our bank's currency exchange fee.

Can I make a “one-time” contribution?

Yes! Practically every orphan family with which we work has need for capital improvements. Family’s are in need of dorm, water wells, and toilet and kitchen facilities and so on. Your single contribution to the Orphan Tears "Special Gifts Fund" can have a lasting impact on the quality of life for many orphans.

Can these children be adopted? Wouldn’t that be a better way to help them?

There is no doubt that adoption would be a better way to help orphans. International adoption is possible in many countries , for example, Afghanistan and many other countries like them, are not on the list. Moreover, the children we are helping in Afghanistan have a mother and siblings and mostly no father. The chances for a survival are quite low for these families where mothers are very often illiterate and deceased fathers were the only breadwinner.  Even if they could afford to do so. Even if children could be adopted from any and every country in the world, there are over 140 million orphans in the world, and there just aren’t enough people who want to and who can afford to adopt them. So child sponsorship is the best alternative we presently have.

Can I correspond with my child?

Of course if you have sponsored a child, you get all information present address Telephone No. of him or her close neighbor or Family. For you awareness you can contact you sponsored child anytime yourself, and keep in touch as adaptive parents. If you cannot speak Persian than please contact us under info@orphatears.com and we will assist you.

 

Can $50 a month really provide what an orphan Family needs?