She is living at Faith Home, where she is learning independent living skills and participating in a vocational program.
From her sponsorship page:
*Rebekah is a quirky, fun-loving, sweet girl. She is very curious and always asking questions. She loves to go walking and on outings. She also finds great joy in helping others. In class, she enjoys writing letters, numbers, and colors. She is also very determined in making beaded bracelets, and is very excited about joining the Vocational Class long-term soon.
*Rebekah is listed for adoption! find out more by visiting the ‘Adoption Advocacy‘ section at the top of my blog. From that drop-down, choose ‘Waiting Children‘ or ‘Find Me Friday‘ and look for her!
She is eligible for a $10,000 grant through the adoption advocacy group Reece’s Rainbow, dependant upon application.
*Rebekah will likely need to undergo additional surgeries as she continues to grow, to ensure everything has room to grow. These procedures would be best done in the US, which is why it is imperative her family finds her!
PD: *Rebekah wears a white tank top. Her dark hair is in a ponytail & you can see a hint of her smile under the graphic that protects her identity.
Update 2017: *Rebekah lives at Jubilee Home, where she attends on-site school. Learn more about the school, New Horizons School, as well as donate toward operational costs, here. She loves to be silly with her foster sisters! Everyone who meets her falls in love with her.
Update 2015: *Rebekah now lives in a foster home with girls her age who also attend school.
It’s day 6, and today’s featured child in SCH’s sponsorship campaign is *Rebekah!
Spunky *Rebekah has a congenital condition that is called Apert Syndrome, just like *Prakash who lives at Victory Home, which caused the bones in her skull to fuse too early. She was born with all her fingers and all her toes fused together, and has had them surgically separated; she also underwent surgery on her skull to allow her brain more room to grow.
*Rebekah is spunky, sassy, and very bright! She attends a mainstream private school. *Rebekah loves looking at herself in mirrors!
Are you one of *Rebekah’s sponsors?
From her sponsorship page:
Birth Date: December 2006
Date to SCH: March 2008
Other Details About Me: I have Apert Syndrome. I have a mischievous, silly personality and I attend school.
Love is a beautiful thing. 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.