In this series, each Friday, I want to share a different child or group of children with you who are available for adoption and listed through the adoption advocacy website Reece’s Rainbow. There have been recent updates and a new SCH child’s profile has been shared on the site! When more SCH kids are listed, I’ll continue to feature them!
Please note that the names used on RR are usually not the childrens’ real names, and their real names will only be shared with seriously interested families in order to protect their identity.
Today’s featured ‘Find Me Friday’ child is: *Tatum! *Tatum is a 13-year-old girl who lives at Faith Home in a South Asian country, and is waiting for her family to find her. She is available to married couples and single moms!
She currently has just under $20 in her FSP – let’s help grow her account!!!
PD: *Tatum stands in front of a red painted wall, wearing a cobalt blue top w/ light-blue scarf. Her dark brown hair is braided over the crown of her head & down her back. She has a sweet smile under the graphic that protects her identity by covering part of her face.
*Tatum’s Medical History
*Tatum has no active use of her arms or hands (they are flaccid). No official diagnosis has been given. *Tatum is very skilled with using her feet for fine motor tasks, and uses them to eat with a spoon and to write. She has beautiful penmanship! She can criss-cross her legs and sit comfortably on the floor. She is not an independent walker and has weak core muscles. She gets around the home by scooting on her bottom and can scoot down stairs.
*Tatum attends a local school. Due to a late start in formal education, she is behind, but appears to have no intellectual delay. She loves school, and typically receives ‘A’ and ‘A+’ grades. She also enjoys participating in school activities and performances. *Tatum is very bright and is eager to learn.
Other information About *Tatum
*Tatum was born in 2007 and is described as an incredibly bright, resourceful, and happy teenage girl! *Tatum has a sweet, kind, charming, endearing personality, and is well liked by her teachers, caregivers, and the other kids in the home. She is an absolute joy, and would thrive with more resources and the love and stability of a family.
She likes to play with and watch over the younger kids in the home. She is interested in painting and singing. She also enjoys entertaining her caregivers! *Tatum has good language and communication skills, and expresses her needs and feelings to her caregivers. Her caregivers report she is a happy, content child with appropriate emotional behavior.
*Tatum is partially sponsored, so needs $270/month! Sign up to sponsor her here.
You can read more of what I’ve written about *Tatum 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 this country 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 $400 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 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, place of origin, etc. No full-face photos will be posted.