A STORY OF TWO COURAGEOUS MOTHERS
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1MILLIONHOME champions permanent loving families for all children left as orphans — reunited with loving biological families when possible, adopted when necessary. We work to transform orphanages away from long-term separation and care of the same children, and into centers of short-term trauma rehabilitation, family tracing & vetting, and family reunification. We work to open capacity for local practitioners to produce far greater outcomes for far more children.
Mike & Mandy Gallagher founded Chosen & Dearly Loved, creators of 1MILLIONHOME, flowing from their experience adopting children with special needs from US foster care and internationally. They first empowered special needs family preservation, as well as removing barriers for parents in 40 US states to adopt children with over 60 different special needs from 19 countries. After later discovering the disabling effects of trauma on the vast majority of children living as orphans, they expanded programs and partnerships to empower adoptive and preserved parents for greater success with trauma.
In 2016 they discovered a greater, more vulnerable, and more traumatized population living as orphans — street children — as well as remarkable pioneers restoring them to biological family. In early 2018, they boldly “pivoted” to make orphanage transformation their lead program design, and in January 2019 launched 1MILLIONHOME.