At Orbie we are focused on helping foster children and those that have been left behind both here in the U.S. as well as the rest of the world. There are approximately 153 million orphans in the world today. That is roughly HALF of the population of the United States! Most of these will never be adopted by a loving family. Adding to this crisis is the fact that 38,000 orphans "age out" each day and are left homeless on the streets becoming vulnerable to sex trafficking and countless crimes. There are more than 400,000 children in the U.S. Foster Care System. Approximately 100,000 of those are available for adoption.
After significant research, we have learned that one of the greatest needs in global orphan care is for resources that help heal the emotional pain that is associated with the specific struggles of orphans and foster children.
Because children are oral/visual learners, we combine animated characters, lessons, storybooks, crafts and visual aids in our curriculum. Orbie is a firefly who sheds light in the darkness! This format of hands-on learning provides an engaging format that gives hope to the wounded hearts of vulnerable children. The sad reality for most orphans worldwide is that most will not be adopted before aging out of the system. Our hope is that as we send Orbie through this curriculum, many can learn that God loves them and will never leave them.
Since 2011, our curriculum has been taught to approximately 122,000 children in 35 countries in 9 languages. We are very excited about our newest “Orbie’s Craft & Conversation” boxes designed for foster/adopt families in the United States.