105 in 105, day 64: *Esther!


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 2019:

*Esther continues to live at Joy Home and attends mainstream private school. *Esther is fully sponsored at this time! Sign up to sponsor one of her foster sisters in need today by following the Joy Home link (above) to be redirected to Joy’s general sponsorship page!

From her sponsorship page:

*Esther is a smiley, gentle and beautiful child with mild cerebral palsy, monoplegia, and a slight developmental/speech delay. She can be somewhat shy at times, but is always eager to please.

13-year-old *Esther is listed for international adoption with the advocacy group Reece’s Rainbow! Learn more by visiting the ‘Waiting Children’ or ‘Find Me Friday‘ tabs on the front page of my blog (under the drop-down menu ‘Adoption Advocacy’). She only has 3 years left to find her family! Please share her far and wide.

I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant

PD: *Esther wears a colourful patterned top w/ lace at the neck, w/ a blue headband. She is smiling brilliantly under the graphic that protects her identity by covering her face.

PD: *Esther wears a colourful patterned top w/ lace at the neck, w/ a blue headband. She is smiling brilliantly under the graphic that protects her identity by covering her face.


Update 2015:

*Esther now lives in a foster home with a foster mother and fellow school-going siblings. She has received a brace for her hand to help with her monoplegia, and continues to attend school after an adjustment to her grade placement (she had been struggling with schoolwork, but was afraid to tell anyone).


Original post:

As you know, *Esther is one of the little girls I mentioned in *Genevieve‘s (who has been adopted since this post was written) post yesterday, as a fellow preschooler at mainstream private school.

So without further ado, please meet *Esther!

*Esther is just a stunning beauty. She was misdiagnosed with a cognitive disability, but really had monoplegia, which affected the range of movement in one of her arms, and mild cerebral palsy. She has beautiful, long, curly hair. I think *Esther, *Ginger (available for adoption!), *Rhoda, and *Rachel (adopted!) just have the most amazing hair texture in the entire world. So dark, silky, and curly!

*Esther is 9 years old and lives with other schoolgirls her age, where she is partner-in-crime with *Genevieve (adopted)!

*Esther is thriving since coming to SCH. She has learned to walk and fits in really well with her sisters, with whom she lives and attends school. Such a treasure.

*Esther loves to dance, dream, and have fun with her family. When you visit her, she will surely want to dance with you right away! She is described as a happy, rambunctious, silly girl, and it shows on her smiling face. 🙂

Are you one of *Esther’s sponsors?

You have the opportunity to cover her basic sponsorship needs, as well as her school funds. Sponsorship covers *Esther’s food, water, clothes, warm bed, medical care, medication and physical therapy, a caregivers, and so much more! Can you help with this need?

From her sponsorship page:

Name: Esther

Age: 9

Birth Date: June 2003

Date to SCH: December 2009

Other Details About Me: I have mild cerebral palsy and monoplegia, and was originally misdiagnosed with cognitive special needs. I am a rambunctious, bright-eyed little girl who loves to be silly. I attend school.

Come fall in love with *Esther and the other children of SCH.  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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