News Highlights

The Alarming Rate of Child Abandonment in Russia
By Nicole Elliott, WFCF Guest Author on Jun 18, 2018
In Russia, nearly 30% of all children with disabilities are in state orphanages, while 95% of all orphaned children in the country have at least one living parent.
Sunshine, Smiles, and a Shared Mission
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on May 23, 2018
After a long winter, the staff at IGI Global decided to take advantage of a nice spring day and gathered together outside for a picture wearing their World Forgotten Children Foundation polo shirts.
No Child Should Have to Struggle to Fall Asleep
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on Apr 24, 2018
Every child deserves to sleep comfortably and soundly. For many children of the world, falling asleep is a constant struggle, especially for those with Cerebral Palsy.
WFCF Expands Reach Across the World Wide Web
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on Apr 12, 2018
WFCF has registered with several giving sites, providing us with more ways to communicate with and engage the online community.
War-Torn Countries and the Rising Orphan Crisis
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on Apr 11, 2018
Social unrest, conflict, and tensions are on the rise all over the world, creating detrimental living conditions for children and adults.
Equipment That Makes a Difference
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on Apr 4, 2018
WFCF and ICC are helping to provide the services and equipment needed to improve the quality of life for disabled children in China.
Looking Back, Looking Ahead: 15 Years of Supporting the Forgotten Children
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on Feb 21, 2018
This year, WFCF celebrates 15 years of service to the disabled orphans of the world—the forgotten.
WFCF ‘Restores Integrity’ to Children of Zambia
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on Feb 21, 2018
For the children of the Zimba Community Forest, mobility agents are nothing short of a blessing.
The Power of Play
By Saeed Otufat-Shamsi on Aug 1, 2017
In a beautiful fall afternoon in an affluent neighborhood of West Vancouver where the typical conversations are around business transactions, luxury houses and cars, and lavish trips, I met with a young couple that had a very specific concern.
Why Don’t We Say “Thank You” More Often?
By Gary James on Feb 1, 2017
In our own ways, all of us give thanks.
Reflections on the Meaning of Life
By Charles L. Kern on Aug 1, 2016
As the years have come and gone, I sometimes look back at my life so far, and the life of friends and others that I have known, and ask the question, "What Is the Meaning of Life?"
We Can Light up Darkness!
By Rev. Michael Gingrich on Feb 1, 2016
“But every child around the world deserves that kind of care and support. Every child around the world deserves to see light in the circumstances of his or her life.”
Developmental Disabilities in Children Across Different Cultures
By Saeed Otufat-Shamsi on Aug 1, 2015
The integration of a disabled child is not the norm in many cultures.
Achieving World Peace
By Gary James on Feb 1, 2015
Meeting the basic needs of suffering children who are disabled and orphaned requires more of us than giving our time and money.
The Mission of the World Forgotten Children Foundation (WFCF)
By Charles Kern on Aug 1, 2014
In many of the world’s cultures, especially in the cultures that are served by WFCF, just surviving from day to day is a struggle.
The Life and Hope They Deserve
By Rev. Michael Gingerich on Feb 1, 2014
There are far too many children around the world who don’t have that support nor the excellent care they need to thrive, to be strong or to grow into their potential.
Why Is the Sky Blue?
By Saeed Otufat-Shamsi on Aug 1, 2013
Not all the children are receiving the care and attention that they require.
A Simple Act of Kindness
By Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Executive Director on Aug 1, 2013
There are many children around the world who are born into loving families, but regrettably, this is not always the case.
The Great Divide: Technological Growth and the Increasing Gap between Rich and Poor Nations
By Kristin Klinger on Aug 1, 2010
For populations around the world lacking technology, the gap of the have’s and have not’s is deafeningly clear and carries with it serious repercussions to the people of less fortunate regions.
We Are All One
By Gary James on Apr 1, 2010
When we see that everything in our universe in connected, even levels that we cannot perceive, we realize living separately is fiction.
Why Do I Serve on the Board of WFCF?
By Rev. Michael D. Gingerich on Aug 1, 2009
I serve on the board of WFCF to be a voice for so many other children whose stories need to be told, whose lives need to be touched.
Global Economic Uncertainty and Plight of Less Fortunate
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on Feb 1, 2009
As the realities of the worldwide economic downturn become more apparent with each passing day, it is often a challenge to look for the positive aspects of our lives and the world around us.
Visions of Change
By Tom Campton on Feb 1, 2009
The following excerpt is from an article written by Dr. David Vader, a member of Messiah College’s Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research.
On Making a Difference
By Dr. Mohammad Dadashzadeh, Oakland University on Aug 1, 2008
Never underestimate the power of one.
Plight of Handicapped Children
By Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Executive Director on Aug 1, 2008
In a world where many children are dealing with poverty and despair, handicapped orphaned children in third world countries are among those who are facing the most difficult and cruel realities of life.
One Brick at a Time
By Gary James on Apr 1, 2008
From children being sold into sex slavery in Vietnam to victims of racial and ethnic cleansing in Africa and Europe, one might conclude that our human existence has never been devalued to such an extent.
What Really Matters Is Helping Others Win
By Rev. Michael Gingerich on Aug 1, 2007
The late Fred Rogers, Mister Rogers, to generations of children and their parents, had a simple, yet deeply profound way of teaching about life’s most important and vital lessons.
Why Do It?
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on May 1, 2007
The mission of WFCF is to provide medical care and treatment to orphaned and abandoned children in third world countries. Why do it? Why do we do it? Why should you do it?
Axis of Goodness
By Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Executive Director on Nov 1, 2006
The Axis of Goodness refers to three major components of all kindness and compassion provided to those around the world. These components are referred to as “Supporters,” “Providers,” and “Facilitators.”
Message from the President of WFCF
By Beth A. Peiffer, Past President on Feb 1, 2006
“We see the world not as it is, but as we are.”
The Tax and Other Benefits of Charitable Gifts
By World Forgotten Children Foundation on Feb 1, 2006
Charitable giving can benefit both the recipient and the donor.
Message from the President of WFCF
By Beth A. Peiffer, Past President on Sep 1, 2005
When we stop to reflect upon this reality, we realize how fortunate we are to have food, clothing, shelter, family, jobs, infinite opportunities, and most importantly, our health.
HIV/AIDS in Africa
By Gary James and Rev. Michael Gingerich on Sep 1, 2005
HIV/AIDS is decimating Africa and help is needed urgently to begin to stop this pandemic from destroying the present and the future of this great and beautiful continent.
Message from the President of WFCF
By Beth A. Peiffer, Past President on Apr 1, 2005
There is an unimaginable degree of joy in seeing a smile on the face of a child, particularly if that child happens to live in an unequipped orphanage home for physically or mentally challenged children.