In this series, each Friday I will to share a different child with you who is available for adoption. These children may or may not live at Sarah’s Covenant Homes (SCH), India. When there are new children listed on Reece’s Rainbow, I will share them, and when there aren’t, I’ll share other children from the site!
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. I’m so excited I get to write about a newly-listed SCH kid, and can’t wait to see more kids posted in the near future! Without further ado, here’s the newest addition to the South Asia RR page!
Today’s featured ‘Find Me Friday’ kid is: *Keaton! *Keaton is a 9-year-old boy who lives at Courage Home in a South Asian country and is waiting for his family to find him. He is available to married families and single moms!
He currently has just over $35 in his FSP – let’s help grow his account!!!
PD: *Keaton wears a blue button-down shirt with buses all over it! He has a brilliant smile & a star covers his eyes to protect his identity. He also wears a pink flower tucked behind his ear.
*Keaton’s Medical History
*Keaton has been diagnosed with spinal dysraphism, which has been corrected through surgery, and neurogenic bladder.
*Keaton takes daily medication and uses a catheter throughout the day. *Keaton is incredibly independent in his medical care and daily catheterizations, requiring only some supervision to make sure his catheter is cleaned properly. More information is available about *Keaton’s continence care for seriously interested families.
*Keaton started attending a full-day public school in January 2020, and has quickly and easily made friends with other children in his class. *Keaton is very motivated to learn, and tries to soak in as much information about everything around him. He is behind slightly academically due to the previous orphanage he was living in; however, he has made incredible strides in his education this past year. *Keaton is currently reading at a 1st/2nd grade level, and can complete double-digit addition and subtraction questions. His ability to both understand and speak English has also increased exponentially this year. He is able to communicate most everything he wants and needs in English, and will use 6-8 word sentences in English regularly. If he doesn’t know the English word for something, he will describe it using other words until his point is made. At school, *Keaton tells his teacher his favorite subjects are reading and dance class!
Other information About *Keaton
*Keaton has no physical limitations and is incredibly active. *Keaton loves to jump on the trampoline, play chase, and ride bikes. *Keaton is a very spirited, sweet, and creative child who has formed healthy attachments with his current caregivers. He is independent in all his daily living tasks, and likes to make a good impression at school by making sure he dresses nicely. He has a great sense of humor and will laugh at his own jokes with the sweetest smile and biggest belly laugh. *Keaton loves building in sand and playing in mud. *Keaton honestly just loves all things outdoors in general! *Keaton is such a clever child with an incredible future ahead of him, especially in a family to call his own!
*Keaton is nearly fully sponsored, and only needs $55/month more to reach full sponsorship! Sign up here.
You can read more of what I’ve written about *Keaton 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! If you cannot afford to, or are not in a position to adopt, there are many other ways to ensure SCH can continue to offer such a high level of care and amazing quality of life to these children. 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 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 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. No full-face photos will be posted.