Learn more about Carrie’s adoption and follow her story here!
Carrie is beginning the process to bring home a little girl from India. Her online privacy name is *Heidi! She’s 8 years old and full of joy, spunk, and potential. *Heidi lives at a non-profit foster home within the group of homes founded by Sarah and James R., Sarah’s Covenant Homes (official website here), who have recently handed over management of the homes to a current family who was serving as a foster family in one of SCH’s homes. SCH has 7 homes: 4 in the city of Hyderabad – ‘Anchor‘, ‘Courage‘, ‘Joy‘, and ‘Jubilee‘ – and 3 in the city of Ongole – ‘Faith‘, ‘Truth‘, and ‘Victory‘. Click a home’s name to meet the kids who live in that particular home, and sign up to sponsor a child/children/young adult today!
*Heidi’s foster home is called Joy Home, and she lives there with lots of sisters. Visit the Joy Home link in the previous paragraph to meet *Heidi’s foster sisters. I’ve written about Carrie before, as she has volunteered in India multiple times, serving as a foster parent in Joy Home. *Heidi is fully sponsored at this time, but most of her sisters could still use some sponsors!
*Eloise, *Jeanette, *Livy, *Rosie, and *Victoria are fully sponsored.
Other girls who are currently listed for adoption with Reece’s Rainbow, an adoption advocacy website, are *Jeanette, *Honor, *Paxton, *Victoria, *Tricia, and *Esther. All are eligible for an ‘Older Child Grant’ via Reece’s Rainbow. Learn more at the website. You can read more about them, as well as meet kids from other SCH homes who are listed for adoption on the site, by using the ‘Waiting Children’ tab at the top of my blog, under ‘Adoption Advocacy’. Some kids have also been featured by Children’s Home Society of Minnesota (website here).
Many other children at SCH are also available for adoption. Contact SCH here for more information if you’re interested in starting the process to adopt. They are not an adoption agency, but can point you in the right direction. Another good resource is WACAP, an adoption agency and advocacy group who help facilitate adoptions. For more information on WACAP’s India adoption program specifically, read on here.
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! 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.