Update 2017: *Aloe has been adopted, and now lives with her incredible forever family in the US where she is flourishing! ❤
*Aloe was actually the first child who led me to SCH! To meet another child who is currently available for adoption, check out the bottom of this post to learn more about *Molly, an 11-year-old girl who is waiting for her forever family to find her!
To sponsor a child who still lives at SCH, use the resources at the bottom of this page.
To meet other children who still live at SCH and are listed for adoption with the Adoption Advocacy website Reece’s Rainbow, use the resources at the top of my blog, under the drop-down menu ‘Adoption Advocacy‘, then choose the tabs ‘Waiting Children‘ or ‘Find Me Friday‘.
Update 2015: *Aloe has moved into a foster home with a foster mother and 11 energetic brothers! She fits right in energy-wise and is the perfect fit for the family. *Aloe loves having her photo taken, but doesn’t like to smile for the camera! She is the life of the party and loves to be the center of attention. She walks independently and speaks some words in her tiny voice. 🙂
Day 4 of SCH’s 105 in 105 sponsorship campaign is here!
Today’s featured child is 2-year-old *Aloe, who has primordial dwarfism.
Her form of dwarfism means she is proportionately much smaller than her peers, but that doesn’t affect her HUGE personality! *Aloe is such a beautiful child who deserves to be sponsored. *Aloe is currently residing in the smaller-group ‘baby house’ with foster parents, and she is thriving!
*Aloe is fully sponsored, but other kids at SCH are not.
To inquire about the sponsorship needs of any child and possibly sponsor one of them, use the resources available at the bottom of this page.
From her sponsorship page:
Birth Date: September 2009
Date to SCH: December 2009
Other Details About Me: I have Primordial Dwarfism. I may have a pint-sized body, but I have a huge personality.
Fully sponsored children so far: *Chelsea (adopted!) and *Molly [who is also listed for international adoption; *Molly is eligible for an Older Child Grant through Reece’s Rainbow! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. Find out more here.]
These kids are much more than the sum of their diagnoses, and worth every last penny! Spread the word, sponsor a child.
An important part of SCH’s work is YOU! SCH relies on donations to keep running. Donation opportunities include child sponsors at any cost per month, from as low as $25/month. Sponsorship usually costs between $300 and $500 per child, depending on complexity of needs and which city they live in (Ongole or Hyderabad).
You can sponsor any child who needs additional funding at SCH by using the resources found here. Use these resources to get involved in other ways, such as becoming an advocate or volunteering. You can also become a medical sponsor (ideal for large groups or organizations who wish to support SCH) and donate toward monthly emergency medical expenses; or an educational sponsor and donate toward a specific on-site school. Learn about other ways to give charitably to SCH here, and check back often for additional opportunities.
*A note about names: SCH uses online nicknames for the children in order to protect their identity, per Indian government guidelines which state that children in care may not have identifying photos of them on the internet, as well as no identifying information such as birth name, place of origin, etc.
You can also send gifts via Amazon India, make a one-time, general donation, pray if that is your calling, or volunteer at home or in India yourself by using these resources!