Mother’s Choice began in 1987 with two families concerned over a growing number of teen pregnancies in Hong Kong. While the organisation has swiftly expanded over the years, its aim remains the same: to support vulnerable girls and babies in Hong Kong, ensuring that every child has a permanent, loving home rather than being shuffled through the residential care system.
In addition to offering foster care to children, the organisation also offers counselling and training to girls and young women dealing with crisis pregnancies, as well as sexuality workshops for young people. Families looking to adopt a child can come to Mother’s Choice for training and education.
Perhaps most importantly, Mother’s Choice runs residential hostels for girls in need of a safe space to live during their pregnancies, and childcare homes for babies who are without homes or unable to live at home. Since the organisation was founded it has aided more than 53,000 teenage girls and women with crisis pregnancies.
Currently acting as ambassadors for the charity are Purviz Shroff, Rosanna Wong and Cass Phang.
How To Help?
Make a one-off or monthly donation; organise a fundraiser; volunteer your time; involve your company in a corporate partnership; participate in a Mother’s Choice event; or even open your home and foster a child as part of the organisation’s Project Bridge programme.