Update 2018: Vignesh (*Theo), Aleeya (*Louise), and Deepa (*Charlotte) have been adopted!
In addition, *Chloe is listed for international adoption with the advocacy website Reece’s Rainbow! Learn more by using the top bar of my blog: under the drop-down menu ‘Adoption Advocacy’, click ‘Waiting Children’.
Please share her story and her Reece’s Rainbow profile to increase her visibility to potential families!
*Chloe‘s RR profile
Read on below the photo for more!
PD: *Chloe wears a floral dress & her curly, shoulder-length, dark hair is loose. You can see her gigantic, beautiful smile, with the top half of the photo cropped above her nose to protect her identity.
*Chloe attends a mainstream private school and also does guide cane and Braille training at home at Anjali School for the Blind on-site in her home. She is talkative, inquisitive, smart, and courageous. She walks independently with her guide cane and is working hard to learn to read simple words in Braille.
She is a brilliant, beautiful girl who wants and deserves a family!
Update: This need has been covered! *Louise, *Theo, *Charlotte, and *Chloe are fully sponsored for 3 months of Gymboree classes
Nikki and Tori have an opportunity to get *Louise, *Theo, *Charlotte, and *Chloe into 3 months of Gymboree classes, at the greatly discounted price of about $115 USD per child, including transportation to and from the site. This will allow them to gain social skills, as well as boost their sensory integration and encourage things like sensory exploration, increased attention span, play skills, etc.
This is an awesome supplemental opportunity for the kids, especially *Chloe and *Charlotte, who are experiencing lots of new things at an overwhelming pace lately. This opportunity will be immensely beneficial to all the toddlers. They shouldn’t be disadvantaged because of barriers like money.
Nikki and Tori want what is best for their kids, and this is yet another step in the right direction to continue to make that happen! Play is so important for every child, as is the ability to interact with the world in which they live. Most of the kids at SCH have lived part of their lives without much stimulation, which is why this opportunity can be doubly important for children like *Charlotte and *Chloe, who are just now learning things other children their age may already be able to successfully navigate. Both girls are making progress, and this is good! They deserve every opportunity to advance these experiences.
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 become an educational sponsor and donate toward a specific on-site school! 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.
PD: the SCH logo – black text reads ‘sch’; red text below reads ‘sarah’s covenant homes’; heart-shaped flowers bloom from the name.