Love the Child (Amor Del Niño)
Located in Antigua region
Love the Child is a private Christian baby home in San Lucas, offering comprehensive care and developmental support to abandoned, orphaned, abused, and special needs infants in Guatemala. The home has a warm, family-like atmosphere with therapeutic play areas and nurturing caregivers.
Love the Child receives an average of one newborn a week, due to abandonment, abuse, or neglect. Nannies, medical professionals, and counselors focus their attention on providing healing and nurturing care for every child. The ministry advocates for domestic adoption, a slow-growing trend within the faith community in Guatemala, and welcomes visitors to increase opportunities for healthy connections. Their goal is to enable these children, through loving relationships with caring adults and with one another, love and serve Jesus Christ, and to be strong role models in their communities. Orphan Outreach partners with Love the Child, providing humanitarian aid, medical and nutritional support, and wraparound care. Church partnership, child sponsorship, and mission trips each offer ways to provide resources, support, and one-to-care care for the little ones at the home. Love the Child was founded after Shyrel Atkins, who had spent several years working with private and government homes throughout Guatemala, witnessed that many homes were limited in their ability to care for the intense needs of newborns. Shyrel was inspired to create a private baby home that provided every child the family environment they need to flourish. Meet the children at Love the Child