Child Sponsorship FAQ's

How did Open Doors begin?

We knew nothing more than our Lord’s calling deep within our hearts for those HE loves!  We also knew that the time was now, in this country “home” to more than 370,000 orphans! Though Paradise Bound continues to live out the mission of James 1:27 since our humble beginnings in 1997 by ministering to Orphans…

What makes Open Doors stand out among other children’s homes/orphanages?

Open Doors is unique because it is not just a Christ-centered orphanage (although this is very important) but it is also connected to Paradise Bound Ministries, which has been in existence since 1997. PBM has been working relentlessly, “doing whatever it takes”, to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost and poverty stricken…

Will my child write to me?

Up to this point Open Doors has received infants and toddlers and have been blessed to adopt the children into forever families before they have had the opportunity to learn to read and write. We will send each sponsor updated pictures and artwork from the child a couple of times during the year, and if…

How can I communicate with the child I sponsor?

We strongly encourage each sponsor to communicate with their child electronically through our Help you Sponsor page. If your sponsored child is 2 years old or older please send them pictures of you and/or your family so they can connect even more with you their sponsor.

As a sponsor, how else can I learn about the child I am helping?

As a sponsor we will send you mailings a couple of times throughout the year with updated pictures and artwork as well as emails whenever your child’s profile has been updated on the website. Please continue to check in at our website with new updates and contact us with any questions or concerns about your…

How important is prayer in Open Doors sponsorship?

“Prayer does not equip us for the greater work, it IS the greater work.” This quote by Oswald Chambers headlined our very first brochure way back in 1997, when only three knew anything of the calling that was in the heart of founders Dan and Heidi Smith for Paradise Bound Ministries.  Nearly 13 years later…

Will the child I sponsor receive any benefits?

Children who are brought to Open Doors are given the gift of life and love, as they have most likely been abandoned, neglected or abused when they arrive at our home. There are so many benefits and opportunities we provide but just to name a few: An opportunity for life and a safe and loving…