A child with a life-threatening medical condition who has reached the age of 2½ and is younger than 18 at the time of referral is potentially eligible for a wish.
As a parent or guardian, you might have some questions about Make-A-Wish®. We hope that this area of our Web site will help put your mind at ease.
A wish has a life-changing impact on the child, the family, their health care providers, volunteers and the community. Read some first-hand accounts of the power of a wish.
Potential wish kids, medical professionals, parents, legal guardians and family members with detailed knowledge of the child's current medical condition can initiate the referral process.
The child's imagination is always the driving force in determining, designing and coordinating the wish experience. Wish requests typically fall into one of five categories, but every wish is unique and powerful.
You may use our online inquiry form, or contact your local chapter, to get more information about referring a child who lives in the United States or one of its territories.
Share our online inquiry form with someone who can refer a child who lives in the United States or one of its territories.