1. When will GBH be operational? We predict that construction will wind down this summer. While we hope to open our doors in the fall, we trust the Lord completely for His timing.
2. How many babies will you be able to care for? The facility is designed to care for twenty babies. We will start with a few and increase in numbers as we train staff, create policies and procedures, and raise operational funding.
3. At what age will the babies grow out of GBH? Where will they go? We will evaluate each case individually and decide what is best for that child. Ideally a child would be potty trained and able to dress itself before leaving. If there is space available they would likely transition over to the Children's Home.
4. Will you have full-time staff or volunteers? Where will they come from? We hope to have other YUGO missionaries who will work in the home alongside us. We also plan to have YUGO interns; short-term volunteers who will spend 2-6 months serving at GBH. We will have full/part-time, paid, Mexican staff as well.
5. Where do the babies come from? For different reasons, the Mexican Social Services (DIF) will remove a baby from the home or hospital. If no suitable relative is found, the DIF will then place the baby in an orphanage. The baby remains a ward of the state while in our care.
6. Can babies be adopted? Mexican nationals can adopt Mexican babies through the DIF. As it stands now, international adoptions are rare and difficult. GBH has no control or influence over the adoption process governed by the state of Baja California.
7. How are you funded? GBH is a ministry of YUGO Ministries, a NPO in the U.S. We receive no funding from the Mexican government. All our funding comes from the generous donations of individuals like you.
8. What is your current need? Based on information collected from other orphanages caring for babies, we anticipate a run rate of approximately $10K per month. Our current need is for consistent, monthly financial support, which will fund the operations of the home.