Monday, March 21, 2011

Brighter Futures!

ASIA is excited to share more details about our Brighter Futures program! ASIA is pairing with Baotou Social Welfare Institute in Inner Mongolia! We are very excited to have the opportunity to help this orphanage! We have received a preliminary listing of the children there that will need to be registered for adoption. There is a surprising number of really young children! The children range in age from newborns up to 13 years old and have special needs such as cleft lip and palate, heart conditions, limb differences, digestive disease, vision and/or hearing issues as well as conditions that could be more serious like cerebral palsy and down syndrome. Two ASIA staff members are planning to visit the orphanage towards the end of April to help begin the process of registering the children for adoption and doing evaluations on the children. We will also take the opportunity to take additional pictures and video, like we did for the Hope Journey Programs. We will gather as much information as we can about the children to help them find the families that were meant to be theirs.

We do not expect to receive the files of these children for several months, as their medical reports have not yet been done and they will then need to be translated and approved. ASIA families with dossiers logged in and other ASIA families will have priority for these children, and then they will become available to all other families interested. ASIA is extremely excited to partner with Baotou and we look forward to sharing more details as they unfold.

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