Find Me Friday: 2019 6-Month Revue!

In this post, I want to take a few minutes to recap Find Me Friday through June 2019! I meant to do this back in July, but time got away from me. I’ll do another update in December 2019/January 2020, summing up July-December 2019.

This year, I’ve been so glad to add even more children to this list of waiting children who reside at SCH. Children in this particular area of India where SCH is located are available to single mothers.

Other children I write about typically live in the following general geographical areas: Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, and South Asia. Many are available to older parents and large families; some are available to single mothers and/or single fathers.

Here is a breakdown of all the kids who were featured in ‘Find Me Friday’ features from January-June 2019! To read my revue of kids I wrote about in 2018, visit this post.

These kids are HOME with their forever families!

  • Abraham/Abe is home with his forever family in June 2019!
  • Stella is home with her forever family in March 2020!
  • Kaysen & Preston are home with their forever family in March 2020, joined by ‘Scout’! ‘Kaysen’ is still in-country awaiting test results. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of waiting.

These kids have families pending!

  • MaryKate (featured alongside Bradlee, May 2019)
  • Nora (featured alongside Liam, February 2019) – support them here!
  • Ivey (featured alongside MollyMay in May 2019)

Aged Out Before a Family was Found

  • Troy (Eastern Europe – featured alongside Carolina, February 2019)
  • Chessa & Andrea (unrelated – Asia – featured alongside Adalia June 2019)
  • Heather & Bailee (unrelated – Asia – featured June 2019)

Kids who still wait

At SCH (South Asia)

PD: A girl stands against a white wall, wearing a traditional Indian sari that is hot pink, blue, & gold w/ paisley accents & sparkly glitter. Her hands are at her sides, wearing blue bangles.

Anchor Home

  • *Kristy (SCH; featured January 2019)
    • Sponsorship status: fully sponsored!
    • Grants: none at this time
    • RR donation status: just over $1,038 in donated funds!
  • *Jamila (SCH; featured January 2019)
    • Sponsorship status: fully sponsored!
    • Grants: none at this time
    • RR donation status: $1,240 in donated funds!

Kids Outside SCH, from Reece’s Rainbow(RR)

At-risk of aging out of international adoption (age 14-16)

  • Alicia (Eastern Europe – featured alongside Stephen, March 2019)
  • Jory (Asia – featured June 2019)
  • Adalia – Asia – featured alongside Chessa & Andrea, June 2019)
    • Grants: eligible for a $15,000 Older Child with Down Syndrome grant! For more information, email; Adalia has an additional $3,000 grant with her current agency

Children under 14 with Urgent Needs

  • Travis & Easton (unrelated – Eastern Europe – featured May 2019 – both boys are rapidly deteriorating in health and need families ASAP!)

Other Children under 14

  • Landon (Asia – featured January 2019)
    • Grants: Just over $70 in donated funds! Let’s grow this boy’s grant!
  • Carolina (Eastern Europe – featured alongside Troy, February 2019)
  • Liam (Asia – featured alongside Nora, February 2019)
  • Stephen (Eastern Europe – featured alongside Alicia, March 2019)
  • Anna & Alex (twins must be adopted together! Eastern Europe – featured March 2019)
    • Grants:
      • Eligible for a $2,000 grant offered by Reece’s Rainbow for children in this specific country, dependent upon available funding
    • RR donation status: over $595 in donated funds!
  • Jonah & Sasha (unrelated – Latin America – featured March 2019)
    • Grants: none at this time
    • RR donation status: Jonah has $1,235 in donated funds! Sasha has just under $1,100 in donated funds!
  • Molly May (originally featured alongside Ivey in May 2019)
    • Grants: eligible for a $2,000 grant offered by Reece’s Rainbow for children in this specific country, dependent upon available funding
  • Bradlee (Asia – featured alongside MaryKate, May 2019)
    • Grants:
      • $2,000 agency grant with current adoption agency
      • Cooley’s Anemia Foundation grant of $1,000 for child with transfusion-dependent thalassemia
    • RR donation status: $9 in donated funds! Let’s grow this boy’s grant!
  • Adam, Denis, & Liam (unrelated – Eastern Europe – featured June 2019)

Notes about SCH Adoptions & Sponsorships

PD: the SCH logo – black text reads ‘sch’; red text below reads ‘sarah’s covenant homes’; heart-shaped flowers bloom from the name.

A note about names: SCH uses online nicknames for their children in order to protect  identities, per Indian government guidelines which state children in care may not have identifying photos of them on the internet, as well as no identifying information such as birth name. Because of this, no full-face photos will be posted an any of my SCH posts.

Many other children at SCH are also available for adoption. 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 and domestic to each specific country – check with local government(s) to learn more). For more information regarding adoption from India, you can visit this site. It is the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) of the Ministry of Women & Child Development.

SCH Sponsorship

SCH relies on donations to keep running. Donation opportunities include child sponsorship at any cost per month, from as low as $10/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. 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.

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