Today's featured child on the blog is *Chloe! Chloe lives in Courage Home Purple at Sarah's Covenant Homes (SCH), India, with co-foster mothers Nikki & Merissa, as well as 13 foster siblings. Find her profile here to inquire about her availability, get more information about adopting her, and donate to her adoption fund. Chloe's foster … Continue reading Waiting Child: Meet *Chloe!
This post will consist of all the children who live at Faith Home in Ongole, where there are 4 foster homes: Faith Yellow, Faith Orange, 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 … 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. They attend an on-site vocational school, where they learn handicrafts, have music class, learn academics at their own level, and so much more. To sponsor a child or check the status of their sponsorship in order to sponsor them, use the references here. You … 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. To sponsor a … 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
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)
Please follow this link if you are interested in helping 'Beth's' family become fully funded in the next two weeks before their travel dates. The family who were previously set to adopt Beth had to drop their adoption of her while in-country in order to save 2 dying boys from another orphanage, and also because … Continue reading Beth
UPDATE 5/1/17: Mol's surgery is fully funded! She will now be able to receive the surgery she needs and deserves. Who is *Molly? *Molly is an amazing 11 year old girl who lives in India with her 2 co-foster mothers and 11 foster siblings. She has Cerebral Palsy and uses an eye-gaze computer to … Continue reading Molly’s Hip Surgery!
I'm running a fundraiser on my personal facebook page. See it here. Sarah is a young teen who is my cousin. She recently experienced some unexpected congestive heart issues (her sister has has congenital heart issues since birth, as well), and her father took time off work to be with her in the hospital. Driving … Continue reading New Fundraiser!
Today I'm doing something a little different - sharing Lovely Lor's YouTube Giveaway! Lovely Lor is currently running a giveaway for a free KawaiiBox. You can enter the giveaway here! If you're not familiar, KawaiiBox is a monthly subscription service that sends you cute items from Japan and Korea (and can also be given as … Continue reading Lovely Lor Giveaway!
SCH (Sarah's Covenant Homes), India now has a school for the Blind! It's called ASB (Anjali School for the Blind), and they now have their own webpage! The school is small, which is why they need help raising funds to pay teachers as well as hire more teachers to increase the child-to-teacher ratio. ASB serves children … Continue reading ASB (Anjali School for the Blind)!
Note about this post: This post features children who are listed on the Reece's Rainbow adoption listing and advocate website. Names used in this blog post are not the children's real names, and will be denoted with a * upon first mention. Each of their names will also be hyperlinked to their RR profile page, … Continue reading Happy Home Girls