About Us

A Family for Every Child in our Lifetime

"Impossible is just an opinion"


Kids hugging

photo: Lynne Dobson

A Family for Every Child in our Lifetime

For the past 10 years, Miracle Foundation India has improved the lives of more than 15,000 orphaned and vulnerable children.

To accomplish this, we developed our revolutionary Thrive Scale™ methodology based on 5 well-being domains and the UN Rights of the Child. This tool allows us to collect and track data across a wide spectrum of health and wellness factors to give every child the chance to reach their full potential.

After years of on-the-ground experience and careful analysis, we are turning our expertise from childcare institutions to families and leading a global movement to bring children home whenever possible. We’re also training the social workforce on alternatives to institutional care, reaching into communities to strengthen Child Protection Committees at the local level, incentivizing youth, and identifying vulnerable families long before the need for child placement arises.

Miracle Foundation India is an international nonprofit for children, headquartered in New Delhi, India with offices in Pune (Maharashtra), Ranchi (Jharkhand), Gandhinagar (Gujarat), Patna (Bihar), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Austin (Texas), and New York City.

We believe in collaboration as we know this work is bigger than any one organisation. We are part of a global network of nonprofit organizations leading the worldwide movement to end the need for orphanages/ childcare institutions (CCIs) in our lifetime.

Caroline holding a child


How our founder was inspired to start an organisation for children

Miracle Foundation was born on Mother’s Day 2000. Our founder Caroline Boudreaux set off on a trip around the world and found herself at an Indian child care institute in a remote village in Odisha. She was haunted by the conditions in which the orphaned & vulnerable children lived but captivated by their strength, beauty, and untapped potential.

Watch Caroline’s Story.

photo: Lynne Dobson

85% of all the money donated to us goes directly to our programs. Learn more about where your money goes.

The 12 UN Rights of a Child
are at the heart of everything we do. We work hand-in-hand with local leaders and families to activate each of these rights so children can reach their full potential.

photo: Beth Jansen