Foster Care News from Dingyuan
Our foster care team’s next stop was Dingyuan in Anhui Province. With the slowdown in adoptions from this province, the number of children in the orphanage is increasing. The orphanage director realized that many of the older children needed to begin their education, and so he has set up a school inside the SWI. We are hopeful that we will be able to help them with some materials and teacher training.
All of the kids in Dingyuan foster care were doing so well. Everyone fell in love with little Gareth. He was all smiles and giggles and was perfectly content to sit in Mary’s lap.
It was great to see James again as well. He is one of our ACHH graduates and is now zooming everywhere in his walker.
Diana also received care in our Anhui cleft home. She is starting to take her first steps with someone holding onto her hand and has grown very attached to her foster mom, shown holding her below.
All of the kids were weighed and measured and then given their treats.
Yasmine (seen in the top photo) saw Arlene taking notes on all the children and thought she would help out as well! Thank you to everyone who supports a child in Dingyuan. You are allowing them to know the love of their very own family, and that is a wonderful gift indeed!