Gabrielle, a beautiful girl who was born with one arm shorter than the other, joined our foster care program in the summer of last year. Initially her foster mother said she was timid and rather clingy, and she used to cry a lot. Over time, Gabrielle learned to trust her foster family more and became more independent. She soon built a strong bond with her foster sister. Read more.
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It’s that time of year when many of us receive holiday cards and newsletters from friends talking about their children’s activities and accomplishments of the past year. Since Luke is still waiting for his forever family, we thought we’d take this opportunity to brag about him and everything he has been up to this fall!
Luke is seven years old and is in “senior kindergarten” this year, which he really enjoys. Read more.
While at our Henan Healing Home, Serena had her cleft lip repaired. Read more.
Does the adoption of an older child carry a greater risk for both the child and the family that will be created? This is a question I most certainly asked myself two years ago as I studied the file of a older child living in an orphanage in China, in the city of Changzhi.
Parents often worry that older children will experience attachment issues that will make it difficult for them to bond with their new family. I worried about this.
Yago recently received a brand new coat to keep him warm this winter! We think he looks incredibly handsome in his new jacket and love the shy, hopeful smile on his face.
Yago is ten years old and has been waiting for so long for a forever family of his own. As the years go by and Yago becomes closer to age 14 — the age at which children are no longer eligible for adoption in China — we remain hopeful that a family will see what we see in Yago: a serious, artistic, somewhat shy boy who wants to live as normal a life as he can, surrounded by a loving and caring support system. Read more.
Every year, we receive thousands of photos of children in our programs. Whether they are in the hospital receiving medical care, in our healing homes, living with a foster family, attending school, or receiving extra nutritional support, our managers in China document their progress and lives for us so that we can share their news with their sponsors and our supporters. We recently went through thousands of photos to bring you our favorite 33 photos from 2014. Now, it’s up to you to help decide which of these should make our annual Top Ten Photos of the year! Read more.