Our Mission

"The Maine Children's Home builds and strengthens families and their children, instilling hope for the future and a better quality of life."

Richard Dorian, Executive Director, The Maine Children's Home

We are able to achieve this mission thanks to our experienced and caring staff as well as the support of our many donors and volunteers. All exemplify our belief that giving of oneself to help others is the greatest gift a person can give.

Our professional staff provides the highest quality programs with kindness and respect. They are here because they care. From time to time, parents and children with whom we have worked will return to share the supportive words or thoughtful advice of a staff member that have stayed with them throughout their lives.

Since we rely almost exclusively on private funding to meet operating costs, the generosity we receive from our donors and volunteers is essential to sustaining our programs and the number of people we are able to assist. It is the continued kindness of concerned individuals, businesses and foundations that will enable our agency to continue to meet new challenges and extend aid to more individuals that need our support.

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Our Hague-accredited adoption program, Maine's longest-operating adoption program, provides expert assistance to those hoping to adopt internationally or domestically. more »

The Harland A. Turner Counseling Center

Offering outpatient mental health counseling, specializing in play and art therapy and adoption counseling. more »

Adoption Counseling

Specialized counseling for people considering adoption as well as adoptive parents, birth parents, and adoptees of all ages. more »

The Sharon Abrams Teen Parent School Program

Providing education, counseling and guidance to pregnant and parenting teens. more »

The Children's Place

Delivering nationally accredited early care and education to children 6 weeks old to age 5. more »

The Christmas Program

The only program of its kind providing new clothing, books, games and toys to underprivileged children throughout Maine. more »

Summer Camp Scholarships

Providing an overnight camp experience to approximately 150 disadvantaged Maine children each year.more »

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