Fund critical surgery for 6 Chinese orphans

 
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A new family is born
A new family is born

Great news brings huge smiles to our faces. Today held news like this. 

Remember little DXX from China? She was officially adopted on Monday! Here she is with her forever family (she is in pink). Aren't they beautiful? 

This is EXACTLY why we fund medical care for orphans in China - so they can enjoy improved health for the rest of their lives AND have a better chance of adoption. 

We wish DXX and her family a lifetime of happiness. Thank you all for your support of this precious child.

The Red Thread Promise wants to thank Global Giving and all our donors for helping to make this possible.

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Infant JH (pre-surgical)
Infant JH (pre-surgical)

You've watched JH grow over the past 18 months, from tiny baby with Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome to a thriving post-surgical toddler in China's Henan Province. JH's progress was fueled by your love and financial suppor through this program. For that we are most grateful! 

While we bid farewell to JH and wish him the best in his new family, we'd like you to meet WZX. This little guy laughs a lot but is a bit camera shy, saving his smiles for those bearing snacks of milk and rice flour, sweet cake and bananas!

WZX came to Swallows Nest unable to sit or stand due to club feet. After extensive evaluation, doctors decided to treat him with a non-surgical method that involves serial manipulation and casting, taping, physical therapy, splinting, and continuous passive motion*. 

As of this report, he is in Beijing beginning the casting process. We are hopeful for a positive outcome for this little guy and will keep you updated on his progress. As always, we ask for your countinued support of his treatment and care until he is matched with his forever family.

*American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

JH (post-surgical, June 2013)
JH (post-surgical, June 2013)
Ready for his forever family!
Ready for his forever family!
WZX (Jan 2013)
WZX (Jan 2013)
WZX (June 2013)
WZX (June 2013)

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LuYuan & his new siblings (he is 3rd from right)
LuYuan & his new siblings (he is 3rd from right)

It is always a joy for us to share success stories with our supporters, to show how your kind hearts and generosity have truly made a difference in the life of a child. Today is one of those joyful days as we share an update on LuYuan. You've watched him grow up: from an infant born with spina bifida, through his surgery and recovery in China, all the way to his adoption. You've given of yourself so he can have a better life. He is now part of a large family, with 6 siblings, one of whom is from his orphanage in China. Now that our work with LuYuan is complete, we thank you for your continued support of these little ones: Baby JH, Baby DXX and Baby WZX. 

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Beautiful Baby ZZT
Beautiful Baby ZZT

Each time we share a new baby's story with you, we are reminded of the poem "The Babies Are Landing" by Joan Margalith:

...There are so many places to land on Earth.
It all gets decided long before birth.
Every baby's landing is carefully planned
at this very moment, in that very land.
And it's just as sure as the nose on your face,
that each baby lands in exactly the right place...

Baby ZZT has indeed landed at just the right place—into the loving hands of the caregivers at Swallows Nest Children's Home in China. She is the first child that The Red Thread Promise is sponsoring in 2013.

Born with hydrocephalus, she has many challenges ahead. We are grateful that she has already received surgery for her condition and is recovering in the skilled hands of Swallows Nest's nannies. With your support, Baby ZZT will continue her recovery and grow into the healthy child she was meant to be. Her monthly care is $175 ($125 for the nanny, $50 for foster care).

Thank you for your generous gift to this project.

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Handsome JH!
Handsome JH!

We can't call these little ones babies anymore! They are growing into beautiful healthy toddlers thanks to your generous donations and continued support.

Together we've been providing post-surgical care for little JH following successful surgery for Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome. In our last report he finally made it to the CCAI website for adoption. He continues to thrive at Swallows Nest and ...(drum roll please)... JH has been matched with a family! He will join several other siblings with his forever family in the near future. In the meantime, he gets plenty of practice getting along with the other children in the foster home and loves to play on the balcony in the sunshine. 

Little XX is also getting bigger every day. Born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, she received successful surgery thanks to your generosity. After our last report in August, she was hospitalized with an infection and fever. Thankfully, she has recovered fully and is getting along well with the other toddlers in the home, especially all the little boys. She is going to be a heartbreaker! The most recent photos we have of her is from May 2012. What a beautiful smile.

Only a few days ago, Swallows Nest introduced us to 4 new little faces. We hope to introduce you to one or all of them in our next report. Thank you for your continued support of these little ones.

JH & one of the nannies
JH & one of the nannies
JH & friends
JH & friends
Sweet XX
Sweet XX
XX
XX's back has healed beautifully

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Kathy Korge Albergate

New Orleans, LA United States

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