105 in 105, Day 20: *Heidi!

PD: A girl stands against a white wall, wearing a traditional Indian sari that is hot pink, blue, & gold w/ paisley accents & sparkly glitter. Her hands are at her sides, wearing blue bangles.

Update 2018:

*Heidi is thriving at Joy Home. She needs $45/month to be fully sponsored. Sign up to sponsor her here.

From her sponsorship page:

*Heidi has the cutest little giggle and loves spending time playing her her foster sisters. *Heidi attends on-site school and knows basic shapes, colors, numbers, and the alphabet.

*Heidi is currently being pursued for adoption by a former volunteer! Learn more at the ‘Adoption Advocacy‘ drop-down menu in the top bar of my blog, under ‘In-Progress Adoptions‘.

To see all the kids at SCH who are eligible for international adoption and are listed on the Adoption Advocacy website Reece’s Rainbow, visit the ‘Find Me Friday‘ or ‘Waiting Children‘ sections of the same drop-down menu.

Update 2017:

*Heidi  lives at Joy Home. *Heidi attends Little Lights Special School in another of SCH’s homes. This little squish is cute as ever, but also growing every day!

Original post:

Well, here we are on day 20 of SCH’s 105 in 105 sponsorship campaign!

Today’s featured child is sweetheart *Heidi! *Heidi is 2 years old and was born with Down Syndrome, just like *John, *Zane, and *Naomi.

she is such a little snugglebug! What a sweetheart she is, indeed. From her smile to her heart-melting giggle, she is an all-around adorable child. There is a good chance *Heidi could be adopted outside of her home country – Down Syndrome is still not accepted in her society, nor is hardly any other disability, so it is difficult (but not impossible!) to find local families to adopt.

However, as you know, a lot of people in the US and abroad see that differently!

Down Syndrome is not who *Heidi is, it is just a part of her – just as blue eyes are a genetic difference, so is Down Syndrome. People with Down Syndrome can do anything someone without it can do! People with Down Syndrome are capable of living purposeful, independent lives full of meaning, and little *Heidi has as much “worth” as the next person!

*Heidi has such personality and purpose. She came to SCH in 2012 and was rather weak, but all that changed with the love and care she received at SCH! She has so much life in her now. She currently lives with other children close to her age.

Are you one of her sponsors?

From her sponsorship page:

Name:  Heidi

Age: 2

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 $25/month. Sponsorship usually costs between $300 and $500 per child, depending on complexity of needs and in which city they live (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. You can 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.

*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.

Connect with SCH: Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

PD: the SCH logo – black text reads ‘sch’; red text below reads ‘sarah’s covenant homes’; heart-shaped flowers bloom from the name.

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