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: *Chloe is listed for international adoption with the adoption advocacy and grant writing website Reece’s Rainbow! Learn more by using the top bar of my blog: under the drop-down menu ‘Adoption Advocacy’, click ‘Waiting Children’.
*Chloe is a very smart little girl who loves to learn. She uses a guide cane to navigate her surroundings and is learning to read Braille. She can read short words. She attends an on-site school started by foster mom Nikki, called Anjali School for the Blind (ASB – click link to be redirected), which you can learn more about as well as support financially by clicking the provided link. She speaks in full English sentences and her native language, Telugu. *Chloe has come so, so far in the past few years! Let’s help find her a family ❤
Update 2017: *Chloe is fully sponsored!
In addition, Nikki has completed the process of adoption, and Deepa (called *Charlotte to protect her privacy before the adoption) is now her daughter! Here is a photo of them together:
Nikki and Tori have been waiting more than a year for two little girls who were living in a government orphanage. Like Anjali, they were both born blind (both have anopthalmia, or absence of eyes). *Charlotte is 1 and *Chloe is 3! Actually, back when they lived in their previous home, Nikki was told that one girl was the other. When it was discovered they were indeed two different girls, Nikki and Tori couldn’t say no. It just felt right that both girls would come home to them. Now, after an agonising wait, they have arrived!
*Chloe and *Charlotte have a long road full of new things ahead of them. New goals, the beginnings of an age-appropriate education, a new family, new siblings, so much love and affection, new challenges, and so much more are coming their way. *Charlotte is already learning to bear weight and stand by herself, and *Chloe is standing independently and learning to walk by herself. Their personalities are beginning to show as they come out of their shells around their family, and they are simply blossoming. In addition, all their siblings are making so much progress as well!
Can’t wait to see all the new experiences *Chloe and *Charlotte have ahead of them – it’s a big world out there, and Nikki and Tori are introducing them to it. Please keep them in your thoughts and/or prayers as the girls and their mamas go through the adjustment period that comes with getting a family. There will be struggles and bright skies along the way, but these two new little ones are about to experience a whole new world they could never have imagined.
An important part of SCH’s work is YOU! SCH relies on donations to keep running. Donation opportunities include child sponsorship 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 the city in which 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; or, sponsor a birthday party! Also, here is the link to SCH’s general fund. In addition, you can give a one-time donation to any home by visiting each home’s landing page on SCH’s official website, under the heading “Meet Our Kids”! 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.