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The Abuja-based Mother Theresa Children's Home is one of Nigeria's best orphanages. Yet, with only seven years into its existence, it is among the youngest. In quality of service and personal attention to its wards, the orphanage is nearly incomparable with any other. Its founder, Yeye Bolanle Dare - who has the uncommon gift of bonding with every child there as if with her own child - and her retinue of committed staff, treat all the children like princes and princesses.

The environment in its entirety exudes such pleasantness and love, such warmth and compassion, every visitor cannot but get the impression he has walked into one big, closely-integrated family, rather than a house of isolated kids. "This is their home," Yeye Dare emphasizes, "the only home they've ever known. We give them maximum comfort and care and shower love upon each and every one of them so that they can grow up having a kinder and pleasant view of the world."

And even in their tender years here, these kids are subtly taught, not by preachment but by example, to care for and love each other. Thus, it is not uncommon in this extra-ordinary foster home to see a baby - probably a baby abandoned by her own mother - extending her affectionate hands to cater for another and give us all a reason to hope that amidst all the woes in this world tenderness will ultimately prevail. (More)   


Adoption Notice

This announcement became necessary because of the frequent enquiries we receive regarding adoption of some of our children. Please take notice that the Mother Theresa Children's Home does not handle adoption processes. Prospective foster parents should go to the nearest Social Welfare office in their State to make enquires on how they can go about adopting a child. It is, however, important that such intending parents should ensure that the child bonds well with them before indicating interest in adopting him or her. This Home can play advisory roles mainly with respect to bonding issues.


"I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt but only more love."            

- Mother Theresa

Permanent Site for MTO

Nigeria’s frontline children’s home, Mother Theresa Orphanage Abuja, has got a permanent site. The new site is a 20-plot land at Kaigini, near Kubwa, FCT, Abuja.
   The orphanage's founder, Yeye Bola Dare, said that structures to be built on the land would include a baby-friendly crèche, primary and secondary schools, recreational facilities, hostels, kitchen and dining facilities. There will also be a fully-equipped clinic and staff quarters, among other structures aimed at giving the children a sense of belonging and preparing them for a bright future.

Architectural design of structures to be built on the Mother Theresa Orphanage permanent site.


MTO's Generous Visitors!

The National Chairman of Nigeria's ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, accompanied by party stalwarts, thought it wise to celebrate the one-year anniversary of his election as party chairman with a visit to Nigeria's abandoned children for whom Mother Theresa Orphanage Abuja is a happy home. Here, Alhaji Bamanga, watched by Yeye Bola Dare and others, displays fatherly love towards some babies. 
With one-love sign and with goodies for the kids, the Philipines Association of Nigeria here identifies with the fate of Mother Theresa Orphanage's abandoned children and orphans. The visitors had fun interacting with the well-bred children of the orphanage.

Love begets Love...

Offering tender love and care ...
Showered with love, the kids easily share love.

Credible Endorsements
Mother Theresa Children's Home, Abuja, has become the favourite Abuja charity August visitors to Nigeria's capital like to visit - and endorse. It stands out in quality, organization, and dedication. Please click the image of any of these visitors to view all pictures in large sizes and read accompanying stories
Nigerian First Lady
Rotarians from Holland
Olympic President's wife, Mrs. Ann Rogge
Grammy award-winner Tuface