Friday, April 23, 2010

Looking For Forever Families! NOW!!

Rarely in China do we find Orphanage Directors that reach out for help. Well, the fabulous Director Wei at Changsha #1 in Hunan has done just that! She cares about her children, and she wants to find forever families for all of her charges! All of the children on this post are currently available on the shared list. Please help us find loving families for these beautiful kids!

This is Zander! Our team just met him when they were in Changsha a few weeks ago.
Let's just say they were smitten with this handsome boy!!!! "Zander" does have a MINOR special need, but based on what I have heard it does not slow him down one bit!!!! I can't wait to hear who is blessed with this little man! Zander turned 7 in November!

Born 11-5-2002
Born 4-4-2003

Born 10-29-2001
Born 8-24-1997

Born 6-22-2002
Born 10- 29-1998

Born 5-29-2003

I am happy to share more information, including Chinese names if you email me directly at Please feel free to forward this link or post it on your blogs!

Thank you!

A visit to China and Changsha #1!

Our Pearl River team just returned from a ten day trip to China. The purpose of this trip was to visit the children, meet with the orphanage directors, evaluate our work in each province, and to thank all the foster mom's for the difference they are making in the lives of our Bamboo Babies!

Our team visited the homes of all of the Foster Mother's in Zanjiang and Changsha. Each Bamboo Baby received an Easter basket filled with toys that were developmentally appropriate. All of the foster mom's received training in their homes specific to the child living with them. Time was also spent evaluating living conditions, home safety and the development of each child. Lastly our team hosted appreciation dinners and lunches for all of our foster parents.

It was a worthwhile and productive trip! Thanks to Christina, Julie, Marissa and Shelby for taking the time to truly make a difference!

Here are some photos from their trip to Changsha #1...

With their Foster Mothers: Gwynne, Madison and Heidi

Adorable Gwynne enjoying her new Bunny Ears!

Precious Heidi!

Best Friends!

Zoe with her Foster Mother!

Lily checking out one of the toys from her Easter Basket!



Baby Madison!

Certificate of Appreciation!

The Director of Changsha #1, Director Wei

Changsha #1

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Two Hengshan Cuties!!!

Finally a post!!!! I am back from China, and life is beginning to fall into a routine at our house! I have kept up on our Pearl River Babies, and we have so many exciting things to share. Christina and Julie have been in Hunan and Guangdong visiting our foster families for the past 10 days. I look forward to sharing photos and highlights of their exciting trip soon!

For now, I wanted to share a photo of two precious Hengshan friends!! One is my new daughter, Sienna, and the other is her very best friend and neighbor from Hengshan, Shaelee, aka "Lindsey". Shaelee was a Pearl River Bamboo Baby until November of 2009. I had the privilege of sponsoring "Lindsey" and it has been a blessing to see how well she is doing home with her amazing forever family!

The story of these two is a miracle! When Shaelee's parents were in Changsha to pick her up, they found out that her very best friend was Xia Chang, my daughter! If you ever want to read the details you can go here. We do not live in the same state, but we plan to get the girls together as much as possible! The next visit is planned for June!

Enjoy seeing what love can do!