I'm writing this post today to tell you about a brand-new child who has just come to SCH! She's living at Anchor Home Gold currently and arrived just yesterday (8/17/17). She is 7 years old but weighs just 22 lbs (under the 3rd percentile for her age), due to malnutrition caused by a repaired cleft … Continue reading New to Anchor Home: Baby ‘S’!
This post will consist of all the children who live at the newly-renovated Truth Home in Ongole, where there are 2 foster homes: Truth Yellow and Truth Orange. Sponsorship helps SCH to be able to secure the proper medical care, as well as all the other essentials for living the happiest, healthiest life possible. Truth … Continue reading Advocating for Kids at SCH, Part VIII: Truth Home!
Update 8/14: Read about all the boys from Truth Home still in need of sponsorship here. The new Faith Home girls (along with the standing Faith Home foster children) can be read about here! They are listed at the bottom, under the italic heading 'New Faith Home Girls'. Update 8/2: All the young adults who … Continue reading New Home at SCH: Truth Home
You hear me talk about Sarah's Covenant Homes (SCH) all the time. They're a pretty great organization! For starters, you can learn more about SCH by perusing this site. What are the main points of the website? The official site is organized by tabs at the top of each page - explore them to find … Continue reading Young Adults at SCH
Today's featured child on the blog is *Chloe! *Chloe lives at Courage Home Purple at Sarah's Covenant Homes (SCH), India, with co-foster mothers Nikki & Merissa, as well as 12 foster siblings and Nikki's adopted daughter, Deepa (formerly *Charlotte on this blog, before the completion of their adoption!). Find her profile here to inquire about her … Continue reading Waiting Child: Meet *Chloe!
This post will consist of all the children who live at Faith Home in Ongole, where there are 2 foster homes: Faith Green and Faith Purple. Sponsorship helps SCH to be able to secure the proper medical care, as well as all the other essentials for living the happiest, healthiest life possible. Faith Home Green … Continue reading Advocating for Kids at SCH, Part VII: Faith Home!
This post will consist of all the children and young men who live at Victory Home in Ongole. The boys at Victory home are mostly older boys who have cognitive delays, autism, and developmental delays, as well as other disabilities. They participate in a vocational program at on-site school where they make envelopes and package spices … Continue reading Advocating for Kids at SCH, Part VI: Victory Home!
This post will consist of all the children who live at Courage Home in Hyderabad, where there are 3 foster homes: Courage Green, Courage Teal, and Courage Purple. All the children who live in Courage Purple (Nikki & Merissa, along with their 12 foster children and Nikki's adopted daughter) are currently fully sponsored. This post … Continue reading Advocating for Kids at SCH, Part V: Courage Home!
This post will consist of young ladies who live at Jubilee Home. If the girls do not attend mainstream private schools in the community, then they attend an on-site vocational school, where they learn handicrafts, have music class, learn academics at their own level, and so much more. Learn more about the school, New Horizons School, … Continue reading Advocating for Kids at SCH, Part IV: Jubilee Home!
This post will consist of all the girls who attend local mainstream schools in the community where Joy Home Pink and Yellow are located, in Hyderabad. These girls may or may not need higher amounts of sponsorship, because in India, schools are not free - they all require tuition and are mainly private. SCH enrolls … Continue reading Advocating for Kids at SCH, Part III: The Schoolgirls of Joy Home!
This post will consist of all the children who live in one of the two apartments at Anchor Home in Hyderabad: Anchor Gold and Anchor Navy. Sponsorship helps SCH to be able to secure the proper medical care, as well as all the other essentials for living the happiest, healthiest life possible. Anchor Home Gold … Continue reading Advocating for Kids at SCH, Part II: Anchor Home!
Update June 2017: Lily is now listed on Reece's Rainbow! Find her profile to inquire about her adoption or donate to her adoption grant here. Her foster sister, *Chloe, is also listed on Reece's Rainbow. Profile here. Look for a blog post from me all about her, coming soon! RR Profile: Known as Lily by … Continue reading Waiting Child: Meet *Lily!
This post features children who are still in need of partial or full sponsorship at SCH. The children in this post are either blind or D/deaf/hard of hearing, or both. To sponsor a child or check the status of their sponsorship in order to sponsor them, use the references here. You can also connect with SCH … Continue reading Children in Need of Sponsorship: Part I
The Grandts are adopting *Cara and *Waniya, both listed on Reece's Rainbow! Both girls are 9 years old and live in an Eastern European country, in the same region. Follow their story at Grandt Dream Team! Also you can find them on Facebook! The Grandts were originally pursuing just *Cara, and while they were in-process … Continue reading Help bring *Waniya and *Cara Home!
Benjamin (click to be re-directed to his Reece's Rainbow profile) Boy, born 2010 (7 years old) China Available to single moms 'Benjamin' is a newly-listed child on RR. He's more than just a little boy who needs a family: Benjamin is believed to have Progeria (Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome - learn more by clicking the link), a life-limiting … Continue reading Benjamin Needs a Family FAST.
Read foster mother Brittany's blog post about *Cara, a child who lives in Courage Home Gold at SCH, here. *Cara is a sassy, recently-turned-3-year-old with colostomy prolapse, a complicated intestinal issue which has undergone the beginning stages of surgeries meant to correct it, and now requires additional surgery to reconstruct. She loves to be the … Continue reading *Cara Needs Surgery!
Nikki and Merissa's home, Courage Home Purple, is currently going through some changes in terms of sponsorship level. Some sponsors have had to cancel their giving for personal reasons, so now they are looking for individuals to step up and cover the need! Below is a list of the kids at Courage Purple who are … Continue reading Children Needing Sponsorship: Courage Purple Edition!
Update 7/30!: Eddie's summer camp is covered! Just $10/trip Gymboree classes left, transportation included. Today I would like to introduce you to *Addie! Addie is the newest addition to the Courage Home Purple family. Read more about Courage Home Purple by searching for it by name in the search bar at the top of this … Continue reading Courage Home Spotlight: Addie!
*Stephanie, a teenage girl who lives at Joy Home, is still in need of some monthly sponsors! She currently needs a few more commitments to cover re remaining sponsorship need of $250/month. Sponsors can give as little as $10/month, and working together as a village, we can help raise these future world-changers! Sponsors get quarterly photo … Continue reading *Stephanie Needs Sponsors!
Find a glimpse into a day of therapy at a foster home (Courage Purple) at SCH here! It's written by Merissa, who is both co-foster mom and therapist to the 12 children in the home where she and Nikki foster together. A brief excerpt from the post, which shares the reason for why Nikki and … Continue reading Therapy at SCH!
The Girls of Joy Home by Casey Greer Follow the above link to be re-directed to Casey's most-recent blog post. What & Who It's a post all about the 12 girls who live at Joy Home, a foster home at Sarah's Covenant Homes, India, in Hyderabad. Each of the girls are uniquely made and absolutely … Continue reading The Girls of Joy Home & Stephanie
This post will include links to two adoption stories; both feature a child who once lived at SCH. It is a post about miracles, and love, and happiness, and hope. Please read on and follow the links if you'd like to read the stories, or learn more about adoption. The source of both these blog … Continue reading SCH Adoption Stories
*Mae is a very bright girl who lives at Sarah's Covenant Homes (in Courage Purple) with her co-foster moms, Nikki and Merissa, and 11 foster siblings. *Mae was born blind; she has a condition called anopthalmia, meaning her eye balls did not form in utero. She is also spunky, smart, funny, and has so many … Continue reading *Mae is Going to School! (Can You Help?)
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Statistics Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. Every 8 minutes, that victim is a CHILD. 93% are known by that child in some way. 1 in 4 girls will experience sexual assault before age 18. 1 in 5 women will be raped at some point in their lives. … Continue reading Sexual Assault Awareness Month
This post will be a jumping-off point for resources concerning US Foster Care and adoption and international adoption. Read on to learn more. Start with this blog: Silence of the Orphan, if you want to know what you can do to help orphans right now. Visit Ransom for Israel's blog for more articles like this, and … Continue reading Signal Boost – Adoption, Foster Care, & Advocacy – Why?
Adapted from a short post on my new Tumblr advocacy page, All Kinds of Advocacy: What is the campaign? SCH (Sarah’s Covenant Homes, India) is currently running a donation campaign to get their school-aged children who attend mainstream and special schools in their community fully covered for their educational needs for the upcoming school year … Continue reading Education in India (SCH – New Donation Campaign)