Update 2018: *Heidi is listed for international adoption with the advocacy group Reece’s Rainbow! Learn more by visiting the ‘Waiting Children’ tab on the front page of my blog (under the drop-down menu ‘Adoption Advocacy’).
Update 2017: *Heidi now lives at Joy Home Pink. *Heidi attends Little Lions Preschool in another of SCH’s homes in the city, where she is learning her basic shapes, colors, numbers, and alphabet. *Heidi is fully sponsored! This little squish is cute as ever, but also growing every day!
From her sponsorship page:
Birth Date: October 2009
Date to SCH: October 2011
Other Details about me: I have Down Syndrome and love to snuggle. I have an adorable giggle!
There are still many children at SCH waiting for their sponsor or sponsors. 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 $10/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 governmental 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!