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: *Shiloh! *Shiloh is a 4-year-old girl who lives at Anchor 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 over $305 in her FSP – let’s help grow her account!!!
PD1: *Shiloh lays in a red beanbag chair, wearing a lime green t-shirt under a white vest. Her medium-brown, wavy hair is pulled up into a messy bun & she has a fun smile visible under the graphic covering part of her face to protect her identity.
PD2: *Shiloh lays on the grass w/ leaves behind her head, arms outstretched to each side, wearing a white dress, teal bow in her hair, & pink bracelet. She has a content facial expression visible under the graphic covering part of her face to protect her identity.
*Shiloh’s Medical History
*Shiloh was born with cerebral palsy and is non-verbal. *Shiloh communicates well with her body language.
*Shiloh receives physical therapy 5 days/week, and attends an in-home school Monday to Friday. Her classes consist of sensory experiences as well as working on gross and fine motor skills. Shiloh loves sensory play, and one of her favorite things is the sound of crinkling paper. *Shiloh also enjoys water play. With the assistance of her teacher, she splashes water around a sensory bin, using cups, shovels, and other water toys to manipulate and move the water.
Other information About *Shiloh
*Shiloh is a precious little girl who was born in 2014. Her favorite things are to be both held and cuddled. She enjoys listening and dancing to music while being twirled around the room. She has made healthy attachments to her care provider. *Shiloh will track her around the room, and kick her legs and move her arms around when she wants her attention. Her favorite game is when her caregiver counts to three and then leans her backwards. As her caregiver starts to count, a grin will flash in anticipation of being “thrown” backwards. *Shiloh is a deep lover of life and friendship, and would thrive in a family of her own.
*Shiloh is partially sponsored, so needs $70/month! Sign up to sponsor her here.
You can read more of what I’ve written about *Shiloh 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 her 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.