In February, *Lucy was adopted, and is home with her forever family! In March, *Honor was adopted, and is home with her forever family!
In August, *Livy was adopted, and is home with her forever family! At the beginning of the year, *Jeanette was been adopted, and is home with her forever family in Canada!
In December, SCH added two new additions to Joy Home, *Muffy and *Becky, who is *Zeke‘s (Courage Home) little sister! (*Becky moved to Courage Purple in April 2019) As of August, *Anna, *Eloise, *Violet, *Bethany, and *Rosie have been adopted! *Jackalynn was also added mid-year!
This post will consist of all the girls who attend local mainstream schools in the community where Joy Home Pink and Yellow are located, in Hyderabad.
These girls may or may not need higher amounts of sponsorship, because in India, schools are not free – they all require tuition and are mainly private. SCH enrolls as many children as possible into local mainstream or special private schools, because they believe children with disabilities deserve visibility and equal access to a quality education.
From the Joy Home sponsorship page:
Joy Home is home to home to eleven sweet girls. Our Joy girls range between the ages of two and [nineteen]. The majority of our Joy Home girls attend local public schools where they learn English, math, and science. They also have on-site tutors that help them with their school work. A few of our older girls attend Anjali School for the Blind, our on-site school for our blind children. This energetic bunch loves to spend time playing together and is frequently found playing on the trampoline.
*Muffy is absolutely adorable! Her big brown eyes and beautiful smile have already stolen hearts and garnered the attention of all at Joy Home – kids and caregivers alike. The older girls are so happy to have a small baby in the house again after such a long time, and they are often seen doting on her and making silly faces to coax out a smile. *Muffy is such a content little girl. She has been adjusting well since arriving in early December; she came directly from the orphanage where being held by caregivers is a rarity. Not at Joy Home, where she is being hugged, kissed, and held by so many willing and loving participants! Hearts of SCH staff rejoice as she is now part of a family-style environment where she will feel loved, known, and cherished. Needs $45/month. Sponsor here.
*Gemma is described as a silly, curious, sweet girl who loves drawing, coloring, and doing crafts. She is smart and loves to practice what she’s learned in her mainstream private school while she’s at home. She is generally shy when meeting new people, but doesn’t take long to warm up. She has an energetic spirit to light up a room! In 2018, she was baptized and her English has improved! Needs just $85/month more! Sponsor here.
*Heidi has Down Syndrome like *John, *Naomi, *Paisley, and *Zane. Heidi is described as a precious, snuggly little girl! She has the cutest little giggle and loves spending time playing with her foster sisters. *Heidi attends Little Lions preschool, where she is learning her basic shapes, colors, numbers, and alphabet. In 2018, she gained independence in her morning routine! Needs $110/month more. Sponsor here.
Note: *Heidi is currently being pursued for adoption by someone who has spent time with her in the past!
*Jackalynn has a seizure disorder, but SCH’s awesome nursing staff have been trying to work out her medical needs so she can receive the best possible care. She is described as a very curious and sweet girl. She has the biggest brown eyes and has quickly worked her way into the hearts of foster parents and siblings. She is adjusting really well and it’s been so beautiful watching the way the other girls have comforted her, included her, and helped her learn the ropes, as she was a new addition in 2018. In 2018, she learned to be a good friend and strengthened her social skills! Needs $100/month more. Sponsor here.
*Stephanie is blind, and works with Anjali School for the Blind at Courage Home Purple to practice and learn independence, life skills, and academics. She also has Braille training at a local institute for the blind. She can easily use a guide cane to help her get around her environment. She is described as a shy teenage girl who loves to sing (a lot!). She often performs as SCH events! Once you get to know her, Stephanie opens up and has a loving, sweet personality. in 2018, she was baptized and learned to walk unassisted with her guide cane! Needs just $25/month more! Sponsor here.
*Tricia is a beautiful, smart, adaptable young girl who has some cognitive delay and frequent seizures. She loves snuggles and taking pictures and videos of herself doing silly things. *Tricia is full of personality. When she first arrived at SCH, *Tricia had a hard time due to the lack of love and support she had received in the government orphanage. Today, she is thriving in Joy Home and loves to receive attention from caregivers. in 2018, she experienced growth in her English vocabulary and in her desire to communicate! Needs $160/month. Sponsor here.
Note: *Tricia is available for international adoption! Find her profile by browsing through the ‘Adoption Advocacy‘ section of my blog, found in the top bar under the banner!
*Victoria is blind and attends a school for the blind, has Braille training at a local institute, and works with Anjali School for the Blind at Courage Home Purple to practice and learn other skills and academics. *Victoria has about 10% vision in 1 eye, and she is usually found leading the other blind girls around and being the center of attention! She is described as a bright, giggly, and vibrant young lady. She loves interacting with staff and visitors, and can often be found chatting up a storm. In 2018, she was baptized, and has gained confidence in school! Needs $45/month. Sponsor here.
Fully Sponsored Children
*Esther has mild cerebral palsy, monoplegia, and slight developmental/speech delay. She attends a mainstream private school, where in the past she fell behind because she was too shy to ask for help. However, she became more independent and has been making progress! She tends to be a little shy, but is also super-smiley, gentle, and happy to please. In 2018, she became more confident in her ability to communicate in English!
Note: *Esther is available for international adoption! Find her profile by browsing through the ‘Adoption Advocacy‘ section of my blog, found in the top bar under the banner!
*Paxton is described as a sweet, observant girl. She has a heart condition and some hand and foot differences. She has a nurturing spirit, loving to spend time with the babies. Paxton loves all things girly and pink. In 2018, she experimented with her artistic pursuits. In addition, she also became quite a good hairstylist and makeup artist! You can read more about *Paxton, from someone who works with her often, here!
Note: *Victoria is available for international adoption! Find her profile by browsing through the ‘Adoption Advocacy‘ section of my blog, found in the top bar under the banner!
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 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 become 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 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.
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!