Update: *Stacy has been adopted and now lives in America with her loving family! Yay, *Stacy! She is the first child to be internationally adopted from SCH, followed by *Genevieve, *Ruby, *Ivy, *Rachel, and many more. Over 40 children have been adopted from SCH! Let’s hope this good thing continues to happen, or that reunification with birth families is made possible!
Today is *Stacy’s day! *Stacy is a mainstream private school-going girl who is 9 years old. *Stacy had a cyst removed from her brain a few years ago. She loves to dance! *Stacy is a giggly, funny girl who is always making everyone smile. She’s a great student and her teachers love interacting with her, as do all the other people in her life – she is simply bursting with joy and happiness. I want to meet this brilliant young lady!
Former foster mother, Haley, had this to say about *Stacy:
“What doing, sister?” was a question that was music to my ears.
A question that made me drop what I was doing and open my arms up for a hug. That question always brought with it a sweet, quirky little girl that could always find a way to bring a smile to my face. A little girl with a huge smile and a joyful personality that can light up a room.
When I think of *Stacy, it is that smile that immediately comes to mind. But it wasn’t always that way. When *Stacy first came to SCH, she had a large cyst on her brain that had to be removed. SCH was able to get her the surgery necessary to remove it and give *Stacy the quality of life she deserves. As an abandoned child, there are not always a lot of reasons to smile, but you would never guess that with *Stacy. She truly is a little girl who loves to laugh and giggle and live a life overflowing with joy. And that joy overflows into the lives of everyone she meets. It really is hard to be around her without finding your day just a little bit brighter because of the time you spent with her.
Haley knows Stacy way better than I do, so I thought she could describe her to you better than I could 🙂
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An important part of SCH’s work is YOU! To sponsor a child who still lives at SCH, read on.
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.
*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!