Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Faces of Changsha #1 and Exciting News!!

I often receive emails inquiring about our Pearl River children.  The questions range from are they adoptable to how can we adopt one of your children?  These are emails, I completely understand.  That is how I found Pearl River in 2009. My inquires eventually led me to Hengshan  and to my daughter Sienna Grace.

Recently two families reached out to me to let me know that they had found their children through a new orphanage partnership at their agency.  This partnership happens to be with Changsha #1.  The adoption agency is ASIA!  They are based in Portland, Oregon.

I was blessed to have a conference call with Marci on Tuesday.  Marci manages the Waiting Child China Program for ASIA.  She has a huge job.  One is keeping ASIA's blog current with children that they are trying to place.  She also oversees Home Study Approvals.  She is a busy lady!!  It was clear from my call with Marci that she has a heart for these children.  She had the chance to meet many of them during a trip to Hunan this past June!

For the next year, and hopefully beyond, ASIA will have the opportunity to place all paper ready Waiting Child and Special Focus Children.  That will include our PRO kids when their files are ready!!
Some of our children below have already been matched!!!  I am thrilled at this opportunity to connect with the families of our kids during their wait, and beyond!!

So..... If you are thinking about adopting, or you are interested in learning more about Changsha's Waiting Children both at Pearl River Outreach, and at the Orphanage I would contact ASIA!
Marci's contact information is:




NOAH - "On Hold"

LIZA - "Matched!"






CAYDEN - "On Hold"


Questions?  You can email me at


LASTLY, Check my blog tomorrow for exciting news on the 2012 "Fill Their Stockings With Hope" Event!  We are excited to have another amazing year for the children!!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

October Sponsor Opportunities!!!

I just received photos of all of our Bamboo Babies..  What a blessing it is too see them growing and changing each month!!  Currently we have three of our kiddos waiting for their forever families.  While they wait they are being cared for and loved!!

We had two special birthday's to celebrate in Hengshan last month.   
Joseph turned 5 and Zoe turned 1!!
Ms. Meng surprised them both with gifts and cake!!  It looks like they celebrated with all of their Hengshan PRO pals!


Next, we have 5 new sponsorship opportunities...  If you would like to sponsor one of these babies, please email me at!  I will set you up as soon as possible!!  We continue to be blessed by our sponsor support!  
Thank you!

Sweet "Rose" (Age 1)
Changsha #1, Hunan
June 22, 2011

Precious "Poppy"  (3)
Another Birthday Girl!!!!
Changsha #1,  Hunan
October 1, 2009

Adorable "Hannah"  (Almost 2)
Changsha #1, Hunan
December 31, 2010


"AIDEN" (Age 4)
Zhanjiang, Guangdong
August 10, 2008

The Birthday Boy!
"JOSEPH" (Age 5)
September 12, 2007

The cost to sponsor a Bamboo Baby is $35.00 per month.  Your donation
gives these precious children the opportunity to be loved by a family until they are adopted!!
We have seen our work in action, and it is a blessing to see our children adjusting beautifully into their forever families!!

Thank you!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

THREE New Kiddos for PRO!!

We have a great problem at Pearl River lately...  Our babies are being adopted!!!!!!  Forever families are being created in Hunan and Guangdong, and we are so thankful!  We have connected with more of our babies families than ever in the past year, and what we are hearing is so encouraging!  Our kids are adjusting beautifully as they learn to trust and understand what forever means!!  Recently we received three new children from Changsha #1.   Congratulations to Gia, Harper and Wesleigh who are now home with their families!  We are so excited for you and your families!


Born August 28, 2010
SN:  Cleft Lip & Palate:  Cleft Lip Post Surgery

Born June 22, 2011
SN:  Brain Damage 

Born December 4, 2010
SN:  Left Foot Deformity

If you are interested in sponsoring a Pearl River Baby for the next year, please contact me at

WELCOME Faith, Rose, and Kade!!