Pearl S. Buck International® continues the legacy of Pearl S. Buck by building a global community for families and children through adoption, child sponsorship and community programs at the Pearl S Buck House. They uphold her commitment to improving the quality of life and expanding opportunities for children while promoting multicultural appreciation and the need for humanitarianism throughout the world.
What They Do
In 1949, humanitarian and author, Pearl S Buck established the Welcome House Adoption Agency, one of America’s first interracial adoption agencies. For more than 60 years, Welcome House®has led the way in creating adoption opportunities which transcend racial and cultural borders. Specializing in the unique needs of multicultural children and families, Welcome House seeks homes that will celebrate the child’s birth culture as well as provide a stable, loving environment. They carry on Pearl Buck’s pioneering vision by uniting children with permanent loving families, providing education throughout the international and domestic adoption process, and offering lifelong support for adoptees and their families.
Now one of the oldest and most respected adoption programs in the world, Welcome House has placed nearly 7,000 children from 28 nations. A Hague-accredited program, Welcome House matches families with children from Colombia, Costa Rica, China, Philippines, and Korea and offers adoption opportunities for special needs children.
In 1964, Ms. Buck founded the Pearl S. Buck Foundation to care for biracial children born in Asia of American Servicemen. Now known as Opportunity House, it provides access to health care, education, social and civil rights to children facing discrimination as a result of their birth. In 1991 a formal merger created one single humanitarian non-profit, Pearl S. Buck International. Today, her National Historic Landmark home, the Pearl S. Buck House and property, Green Hills Farm is operated by Pearl S Buck International as an historic house museum which annually welcomes over 22,000 visitors.
Countries They Work In
China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, Vietnam
Address: 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA 18944
Volunteer Information: www.pearlsbuck.org/volunteer
Financial Statement: www.pearlsbuck.org/financial