Starfish Foster Home provides a loving home environment for disabled orphans in China. It was established in 2005 in Xi'an, China, then later moved to South East China. Our mission is to provide Chinese orphans who have special health needs the medical care required to live a full and rewarding life. In addition to the surgeries we facilitate for each child, all of our children have access to well- baby care, a regimented nutritional plan, vaccinations/immunizations, etc. All of our efforts are pointed to placing each child into the Chinese adoption process and to someday become part of a loving "Forever Family".
Starfish partners with a local foster care network to ensure that our services are made available to as many eligible children as possible. Our singular success metric is the number of lives saved. To date, Starfish has cared for 181 children, facilitated 250+ surgeries and over 100 of our kids have been adopted.
We'd love for you to stop by and join our "Starfish Family" anytime. Volunteers play a critical role in the ongoing success of our mission. We have an ongoing need for long term volunteers (30+ days) as well as those experienced in pediatrics and nursing. If this is of interest please visit the "You Can Help" and "Volunteering" pages on our website.
Our efforts are supported by the generous donations of individuals and several corporate foundations. The board of directors is 100% volunteer staffed with all directors encouraged to make annual cash donations and/or gifts-in-kind.