About Child and Family Prison Ministry with Arlang
Child and Family Prison Ministry (CFPM) is a home in Thailand for children whose parents are in prison either for life or long enough that the children will be adults by the time the parents are released.
In Thailand, children can live with their mother in prison until they are 1 year old. After that, they are separated and sent to an orphanage, children's home, or to relatives. Typically, these facilities do not provide adequate care, and many families are unable to care for extra children. So many of the kids are at risk for abuse, human trafficking, or prostitution.
But with parents’ consent and permission, CFPM can legally provide care for their children. Every child in the care of CFPM lives in a safe Christian family with healthy food, a good education, and healthcare. Most importantly, CFPM kids are taught the gospel and God's Word.
CFPM also values the biological relationship between incarcerated parent and child. CFPM provides opportunities for the children to visit their parents in prison as much as possible. In addition, the foundation values keeping siblings together.