Monday, September 28, 2009

Our Patricia

This was our Patricia from Yongning when we met her in 2006. We first heard about her in 2004 when she was discovered in an orphanage where her special needs just could not be met. She has cerebral palsy and is blind. She cannot communicate her needs. Our friend in China worked very hard to find a loving foster family who could meet her needs, and we managed to find a wonderful sponsor who could help to pay to have her needs met.

She has been struggling for so long... we have tied acupuncture & other therapies but her condition has not much improved.

However she knows she is loved!!!!!!

And she lives within a community who recognise her and value her. We hope to be able to meet more of her needs in the future as Hope4China expands into meeting the needs of our special children.

We have met with her on each trip back to China and her sponsor has been faithful in supporting her. It is wonderful to see her smile & giggle when we communicate with her.

In the last few days we have been able to provide her with a wheelchair which will enable her and her amazing foster mother to get out & about more easily.

We were so excited to see these photos yesterday!!!!!
We are looking forward to be meeting her in a few weeks and hope that Cindy will be able to suggest other ways of improving her little life - making that seat a liitle more comfortable :-).
She is a precious soul...and we are so thankful that we are able to do something to improve her life.
In our coming trip and over the coming years we aim to be working together as a Team to provide not only Foster care & Education for our children in China, but a also a greater emphasis on meeting the special needs of many of the children there.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Yizhou children are ready for sponsors!!!

Dear friends,
All 30 of the children of Yizhou SWI have now been placed into their loving foster homes. The children range from babies through teenagers. Some have special needs while others do not. ALL of them deserve to know the love and care of a family. With your help, ALL of these precious children will know that!!!!
To view the children, please go to
Click on "waiting for sponsors" at the top of the page
Then click on "Yizhou" at the left hand side of the page
You will then see all of the children who still need sponsors. If there is one in particular who steals your heart, please let Linda know???
And please pass the word so that we can find enough sponsors for ALL of these children. Perhaps 2 families would like to split the cost?
In just a few short weeks, Linda and I will have the amazing opportunity to meet and play with these wonderful children. We promise to take many photos to share with all of you!

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Foster Care Preparations at Yizhou SWI

The preparations for moving ALL 30 children living at Yizhou SWI have begun. The China staff of Grace and Hope for Children were in Yizhou last week giving the training for the identified foster families who will be taking in the children. According to our friends, the training was a huge success, and alot of fun! All 3 directors from Yizhou SWI were in attendance, giving an indication of just how committed they are about foster care. The children will be moved into their new homes very, very soon. Thank you to everyone who helped by spreading the word that the children here were in need of support!!
Cindy and Linda