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How Does Sponsorship Work?

Find Your Child

We've made sponsoring a child through Orphan's Tear a simple process. First, browse through the photos of unsponsored children and let your heart lead you to your special child. When you find him or her, click "Sponsor This Child" and complete your contact information and method of giving.

Care for Your Child

There are three ways to make your monthly sponsorship gift. You can (1) have your donation automatically debited from your checking or savings account on the 20th of each month, (2) set up automatic monthly debit or credit card deductions, or (3) sponsor your child for a full year with one gift using your credit card or checking account.

Pray for Your Child

When we receive your first sponsorship gift, we will send you two photos of your child---one as a prayer reminder to place on your refrigerator, and one to carry so that you can show your child to others in hopes that they might follow your good example. Please pray with us that every child in every orphanage will soon be sponsored.

Know More About Your Child

You will also begin receiving our regular Orphan's Tear email newsletter. You can also download pictures of your sponsored child to print or use as desktop wallpaper on your computer. When we post new photos of one of your sponsored children at OrphansTear.org, we’ll inform you by email. Although it is not possible to correspond with your child (as that would add considerable expense to the sponsorship program), it is sometimes possible to visit your sponsored orphan at his or her orphanage in a group tour. For information, please contact us.

Are my contributions tax-deductible?

In the United States and United Kingdom, yes. Orphan’s Tear is an outreach ministry of Heaven's Family, a tax-exempt nonprofit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. We are also hoping to obtain tax-exempt charity status in other countries where our sponsors live. If you would like to help us in that regard, please contact us. Although you will not receive monthly receipts for your contributions, you can log in to your online account and view your giving history and print out a giving statement at any time. Again, not having to send you monthly acknowledgements in the mail saves us administrative costs. Your money is not being wasted, but is benefiting orphans.

Can funds be automatically withdrawn from my bank account if I live outside the United States?

If you live in the U.K., please visit our U.K. website here to sponsor a child and set up a standing order. In all other countries, unfortunately we are unable to automatically withdraw funds directly from your bank account. However, we can accept Visa, Discover, American Express, and MasterCard from foreign banks.