Each Friday, I want to share a different child with you who is available for adoption who lives at Sarah’s Covenant Homes (SCH), India.
While I do have a running list of all the kids who live at SCH and are listed with the adoption advocacy website Reece’s Rainbow, I’d like to expand on these excerpts and give each child their own post. All children in this region are available to single mothers.
Without further ado, please meet today’s Find Me Friday child, *Naomi!
PD: *Naomi wears a purple & white striped shirt & earrings. Her hair is half-up & she has some bangs/fringe across her forehead. She smiles a radiant smile under the graphic that protects her identity by covering her face.
Medical About *Naomi
*Naomi has Down Syndrome, and reportedly has mild intellectual delays (as noted in more detail below, she would benefit from speech therapy). She has some heart differences (myxomatous mitral valve, mild TR), but she currently does not have any additional medical needs.
*Naomi can identify colors and body parts. She strings together 3-4 words in both English and her native language. She would benefit from speech therapy to help make her speech more clear, as her articulation is poor. She comprehends reasonably well and follows simple instructions. *Naomi attends on-site school. She knows all upper- and lowercase letters, and can write them. She also knows all her shapes. Her handwriting is very neat. She can copy-write numbers 1-10. She loves to make crafts and create art. *Naomi takes part in an on-site vocational school in her home, as well, where she learns to make threaded or beaded bracelets and flower necklaces or garlands.
More Info About *Naomi
*Naomi is independent for her self-care skills. She is described as quiet, friendly, comical, obedient, sweet-tempered, and hard-working! *Naomi has a unique fashion sense and likes to choose her own outfits. She loves the franchise ‘Despicable Me’! She is not clumsy and does well and is independent with sports/games night with activities including basketball, hula hoop, and 3 legged races. She is very quiet but is most talkative during games of her choosing. *Naomi is crazy for swimming and wishes that she could spend every waking hour in the ocean among the waves. One of her favourite pastimes is taking selfies on her house parent’s cell phone! She has a beautiful and heartwarming smile and a sunny disposition.
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*Naomi needs $50/month in additional sponsorship funds to be fully sponsored. Sign up to sponsor her here!
You can read more of what I’ve written about *Naomi here.
**Please note: Many other children at SCH are also available for adoption, and you can find a list at the top of this blog under the drop down menu ‘Adoption Advocacy’ using the drop-down option ‘Waiting Children’. If you are from the US, you could adopt any eligible waiting child under the age of 16 (up to age 18 in some places outside the US – check with your local government to learn more.)
For more information regarding adoption from India in general, you can visit this site. It is the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) of the Ministry of Women & Child Development.
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 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.