Domestic and international adoption finds homes for only a small number of the abandoned children living in Chinese orphanages (called SWIs or Social Welfare Institutions). Once a child has reached the age of about 7 years old, his or her chances of ever being adopted are even further reduced. While a few are placed with foster families, most of the older children in the orphanages, many of them with special needs, reside in group homes with similar aged boys and girls until they are expected to leave when they reach the age of 17 or 18 years old.
There are a number of charity efforts directed toward the needs of infants and younger children, but the older children, also in much need of assistance, sometimes seem "overlooked". LOOK 's work is intended to send support, and love and care to these children.
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Ghandi