There have been lots of transitions lately at SCH!
In Courage Purple, the family said goodbye to *Teagan, who was adopted! She now has a mommy, daddy, brother, and 2 sisters!
From *Teagan’s foster moms:
“We are praising God for bringing *Teagan together with her Mommy, Daddy, brother, and two sisters who were also adopted from India (who are in the US eagerly awaiting her arrival). I am grateful for His timing and so happy Deepa and I were able to still be here in India to help her transition. Yesterday we prayed over *Teagan and her parents and hugged her goodbye with tears in our eyes. I couldn’t help but think back on the teensy tiny little lady who we met 2 years ago. It has been an honour to have been able to love and care for her for the past two years and to watch her grow into the strong, sassy, smart, hilarious girl she is today.
It is always the best feeling being able to watch the kids that I love hold hands with their new parents and start a life together as family, the way it should be. Our home was quiet last night as everyone processed our new normal without T, but our hearts are at peace knowing all the good things God has in store for her as she experiences life in a family. Teagers, we love you!”
At the end of May, *Selah (Kavi) was also adopted, and joined former foster brother *Theo (Vignesh) as forever-siblings! Follow their mama and papa’s blog here.
Courage Purple said farewell to long-term volunteer Nikki, who has worked and lived at SCH for 5 years, and her adopted daughter Deepa, as the pair transitioned to Canada, where Nikki is originally from. They will miss the pair, but know this is in Deepa and Nikki’s best interest. You can follow Nikki and Deepa’s continuing journey together here!
PD: Nikki sits on the balcony wearing a long top & leggings, holding Deepa’s hand as she gazes at her w/ a smile. Deepa is standing, smiling at the camera wearing a pink & cream traditional Indian 2-piece outfit w/ gold details. Her hair is in 2 high pigtails.
They said hello to their newest family member, *Georgie!
*Georgie is described as a great little boy who loves to laugh and giggle. SCH are excited to get to see him blossom under their care! He is 4 years old and is functionally blind. He is fully sponsored at this time!
PD: A close-cropped photo of *Georgie’s adorable nose, chubby cheeks, & perfect lips & chin. He is wearing a blue t-shirt with a light blue collar.
*Mae is spending a few weeks with her biological father and sister! The goal is to strengthen their bond and acclimate all to having *Mae hopefully transition back into her biological home full-time. Please keep them in your thoughts or pray if you feel led, that they would be successful in whichever outcome is the most beneficial to *Mae and her family.
PD: *Mae wears her black school uniform dress w/ yellow sailor collar & yellow matching hair bow. She smiles as she tosses her arms in the air. A yellow star covers her face, & lines drawn over her head look like a shining sun.
*Molly is healing nicely after her hip surgery!
PD: *Molly leans against a wall wearing a sequined black dress & leggings w/ a black flower in shoulder-length hair. She has a brilliant smile, visible below the star covering her eyes to protect her identity.
From Courage Teal, *Ethan and *Milo have transitioned back into the home of their biological parents!
You can give a one-time donation to Courage Home here.
Anchor Navy welcomed *Elodie (needs $180/month), *Keren (needs $125/month), *Tessa (needs $240/month), and *Alina (needs just $35/month) from Faith Home in Ongole! Meet all the kids at Anchor Home at the very first provided link!
Sign up to sponsor any of the girls by clicking their names to be redirected to their individual sponsorship page. Having more kids in the house means the cost of living goes up for each of the girls, and this is why sponsorship is so important! It allows general funds to go toward things like bills and emergencies.
Volunteer house parent Colleen has transitioned back into her home in the US.
You can give a one-time donation to Anchor Home here.
Faith Home welcomed *Leah (needs $275/month), *Rebekah (needs $0/month), and *Naomi (needs $35/month) from Jubilee and Joy Homes in Hyderabad! We are praying for a smooth transition for the girls, the other children already in the home, and the staff as they welcome these amazing girls into their homes.
In September, Faith Home also welcomed *Shane (needs $275/month)!
Sign up to sponsor any of the kids by clicking their names above to be redirected to their individual sponsorship pages.
*Rebekah and *Naomi are both listed for adoption with an agency, and are also listed on the adoption advocacy website Reece’s Rainbow! Learn more by visiting the drop-down menu ‘Adoption Advocacy’ at the top of my blog, under the tab ‘Waiting Children’! Both girls are eligible for an Older Child Grant through RR, for which eligible parents can apply when committing to adopt. More information is available at their website here.
You can give a one-time donation to Faith Home here.
Additional Giving Resources
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 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.