Frequently Asked Questions about Marla’s 

Yes, Marla’s is a non-denominational Christian-based Home.

We are licensed for 20 children ranging in ages from birth to 18 years old.

No, we are a girls’ home.

Marla’s began caring for children in 1998.

 All of the children have been removed from homes in crisis by the Department of Human Services. Very few are orphans.

No. The mission of Marla’s is to provide care for children that have been removed from an abusive environment by the Department of Human Services.

Children will continue to be cared for by Marla’s until they are placed in a permanent home environment or until they are 18 years of age when by law they are no longer allowed to stay in the Home.

Yes, all children attend School unless there is extraordinary circumstance which would prevent them from attendance. In such cases, we offer skills training at the local YWCA in various disciplines.

Yes, all children attend Church on a regular basis. 

All questions concerning adoption of children in Belize should be directed to the Department of Human Services.

Marla’s is not staffed or equipped to care for children with advanced behavioral problems. 

Absolutely! There are many ways to volunteer at Marla’s!

What Matters

One hundred years from now,
it will not matter what kind of car I drove,
how much money I had in the bank,
nor what my clothes looked like.
But the world may be a little better,
if I was important in the life of a child.