105 in 105, day 77: *Melanie!

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:

*Melanie is described as a sweet little charmer. She is a happy girl who laughs at the littlest things. *Melanie is able to walk with little assistance and is always going around to explore. She lives at Faith Home, and needs $180/month in additional funds to be fully sponsored. Sign up to sponsor *Melanie here!

*Melanie is listed for international adoption with the advocacy group Reece’s Rainbow! Learn more by visiting the ‘Waiting Children‘ and ‘Find Me Friday‘ tabs on the front page of my blog (under the drop-down menu ‘Adoption Advocacy‘).

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: *Melanie wears a traditional blue patterned top w/ matching bow headband over her 2 long braided pigtails! She has a huge smile which is visible underneath the graphic that covers part of her face to protect her identity.
*Melanie! Credit: RR/SCH India

PD: *Melanie wears a traditional blue patterned top w/ matching bow headband over her 2 long braided pigtails! She has a huge smile which is visible underneath the graphic that covers part of her face to protect her identity.


*Melanie has learned to walk independently and is now living in a new foster home.

Original post:

It is *Melanie‘s day to shine!

*Melanie’s a cute 3-year-old with an absolutely stunning grin! She isn’t yet sitting on her own, but this little girl is a fighter and has come so far.

When *Melanie arrived at SCH last year, she was sick, but now she’s feeling much better. *Melanie has cerebral palsy and is not yet sitting independently or walking. But oh, the potential! *Melanie is so young. Getting physiotherapy intervention now will help *Melanie begin to make strides and meet milestones.

*Melanie’s giggle is amazing and so heartwarming! *Melanie’s progress matters. Be a part of her life, watch her grow and develop by partnering with SCH to sponsor her. Or if you can’t help financially, please please PLEASE share these stories, including *Melanie’s!

Are you one of *Melanie’s sponsors? You know how great sponsorship is for a child and the amazing things it provides for them. *Melanie is young and full of potential! Help her reach that potential by considering a monthly donation to her sponsorship fund. It is well worth it! Let’s make sure this little girl stays happy, healthy, and growing! From her sponsorship page:

Name:  Melanie

Age: 3

Birth Date:

Date to SCH: 

Other Details About Me: I am a happy little girl who laughs at the littlest things! I have an adorable giggle. I cannot sit up by myself, but will scoot right over over to play with you when you sit down near me. Have you ever wondered what might happen to these children when they become adults? Let me tell you, they’re not going anywhere!  SCH is in this for the long-run.  Older children are often difficult to find ayahs and sponsors for, because they are no longer squishy, cuddly babies who are easy to move, dress and feed, but they are still amazing, contributing individuals. Sponsorship makes improvements to all of their lives, regardless of age. Please don’t look past an older child just because they may not necessarily be small, cute, and cuddly!

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 monthly 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. 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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