Dec 4, 2014

Orphans & Communities Transformed

Daxiing Village
Daxiing Village

Last week many of us celebrated Thanksgiving, and remembered all that were are thankful for in our lives. This year, Care for Children are saying thanks to you guys. 

Without you we would not have trained over 500 people this year in family placemenet, or been able to support 800 children as they move into their new homes for the first time.

Last month, Care for Children visited families in Southern China who have taken orphans into their homes. We came across one village that surpassed all expectations. It was hugely encouraging to see that a large part of Daxing’s community had opened their homes to orphaned and abandoned children.

One of our staff members remarked that, "on one particular street it seemed as if every household had introduced a child from the state run orphanage into their family".

It was great to hear that the once sleepy town has been transformed by these children. It’s amazing that they have enhanced village life. Even villagers who were not foster parents spoke of the change.

An elderly woman in the village gave-up her house to be used as a special needs resource centre, built specifically to aid many of these children.

The centre ensures that the once orphaned children, many with special needs are able to continue living with their families in Daxing, rather than relocate back to the regional state-run orphanage.

Our team continues to work hard to ensure communities like this all over China are rising up to the challenge of caring for orphaned and abandoned children in their local area.

This month, GlobalGiving has challenged Care for Children to raise $3,000 from at least 30 donors to qualify for their $3,000 bonus award.

Help Care for Children kick-start its Christmas Campaign.

Together we can see more children moved into families. Together we can see more communities transformed.

Join us.

 

Robert Glover and two of Daxing's foster children
Robert Glover and two of Daxing's foster children
Sep 5, 2014

Care for Children Launches Joint Research Study with Chinese Govt. Partners

Our Founder with happy Tao thriving in his family
Our Founder with happy Tao thriving in his family

Until now there has been little empirical research in China as to the extent and impact of long-term foster care as an alternative to institutional (or orphanage) care. All that is about to change...

Last month Care for Children, along with our government partner the China Social Work Association (a subsidiary of China's Ministry of Civil Affairs), gathered in China’s Ningxia province to officially launch a joint research study on family placement in China. It was great to be able to gather together the movers and shakers of family placement care, including members of China’s national government and representatives from state-run institutions with long-running family placement programmes.

The study will focus on the impact of foster care on children and young people’s health and development, the experiences of foster parents and their communities, and the extent to which foster care has become established in China. The report will be written by Care for Children’s social work experts, independent specialist academics and governments officials. It is set to launch at the end of 2016.

With your support to Care for Children on Global Giving, long term foster care in China has been increasing in leaps and bounds since we began work in 1998. And so, from everyone at Care for Children, we sincerely thank you. Your gifts have given hope and new beginnings to so many children who have been moved from institutional care into local, loving foster families.

We'd love to hear from you on our website or email info@careforchildren.com

Group Photo of Guests at Research Launch
Group Photo of Guests at Research Launch

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Aug 26, 2014

Care for Children Launches Joint Research Study with Chinese Govt. Partners

Our Founder with young Tao thriving in his family
Our Founder with young Tao thriving in his family

Until now there has been little empirical research in China as to the extent and impact of long-term foster care as an alternative to institutional (or orphanage) care. All that is about to change...

Last month Care for Children, along with our government partner the China Social Work Association (a subsidiary of China's Ministry of Civil Affairs), gathered in China’s Ningxia province to officially launch a joint research study on family placement in China. It was great to be able to gather together the movers and shakers of family placement care, including members of China’s national government and representatives from state-run institutions with long-running family placement programmes.

The study will focus on the impact of foster care on children and young people’s health and development, the experiences of foster parents and their communities, and the extent to which foster care has become established in China. The report will be written by Care for Children’s social work experts, independent specialist academics and governments officials. It is set to launch at the end of 2016.

With your support, long term foster care in China has been increasing in leaps and bounds since Care for Children began its work in 1998. We can’t thank you enough for helping us to complete this project on Global Giving which has given hope and new beginnings to so many children who have been moved from institutional care into local, loving foster families.

We hope you continue to support us on Global Giving @ http://goto.gg/13517 This project supports our efforts in all the locations Care for Children works in which is now throughout China and, since 2012, a pilot project in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

And once again, from everyone at Care for Children, a heartfelt thank you on behalf of all the children and local social workers our project supports.  

We'd love to hear from you on our website or email info@careforchildren.com

Group photo of guests at Research Launch Event
Group photo of guests at Research Launch Event

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