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Help 163 Special Needs Orphan Children in India

by Jake's Diapers, Inc.
Help 163 Special Needs Orphan Children in India
Help 163 Special Needs Orphan Children in India
Help 163 Special Needs Orphan Children in India
Help 163 Special Needs Orphan Children in India
Help 163 Special Needs Orphan Children in India
Help 163 Special Needs Orphan Children in India
Help 163 Special Needs Orphan Children in India
Help 163 Special Needs Orphan Children in India
Help 163 Special Needs Orphan Children in India
Help 163 Special Needs Orphan Children in India
Help 163 Special Needs Orphan Children in India
Help 163 Special Needs Orphan Children in India

It is a joy to introduce you to Muffy, one of the many children at our Diaper Drop Sarah's Covenant Homes. Her caregivers share this:

Muffy is an affectionate and adorable 1-year-old with big brown eyes and a beautiful smile. She has already stolen our hearts and garnered the attention of all at Joy Home- kids and caregivers alike. Muffy is such a content little girl. She has been adjusting well since her arrival last December. She came directly from the orphanage where being held by caregivers is a rarity. Our hearts rejoice for her as she is now part of a family style environment where she will feel loved, known, and cherished.

Thanks to your continued support, Muffy and the other children at Sarah's Covenant Homes have an ample supply of cloth diapers to keep them clean, dry and healthy. 

 

Thanks for helping Muffy! 

~ Stephanie

We have incredibly exciting news to bring you: Our Diaper Drop Sarah's Covenant Homes has welcomed Danny into their care, joining the Anchor Navy Home family. Danny is five months old, and has spent most of his life in the hospital. Thanks to your continued support, Sarah's Covenant Homes has an ample supply of cloth diapers to keep Danny clean, dry, and comfortable. 

His caregivers are filled with joy to get to know him and celebrate his precious life! He's a super happy little guy who rarely cries and has big dimples when he smiles. He loves being swaddled. 

 "Being able to be a part of something like this everyday is such a gift. Being able to see God do some amazing transformations in so many babies, kids, and young adults never gets old. This never gets old" ~ Director of SCH

 Thanks for helping Danny and the other children we're blessed to serve. 

 ~ Stephanie

Executive Director, Co-Founder of Jake's Diapers

www.jakesdiapers.org

Alana
Alana

It's a joy to introduce you to Alana at our Diaper Drop Sarah's Covenant Homes in India. Through your generosity, we're able to provide Sarah's Covenant Homes (SCH) with diapers for all ages of persons with special needs.  

Alana came into SCH's care in November of 2014 because the government orphanage she was living in could not properly take care of her specific needs. It took Alana about a week to warm up when she arrived at SCH. She was very fearful and shy. Slowly she began opening up and now she is often smiling and interacting with others. Alana has cerebral palsy and is nonverbal. She has no cognitive delay and can respond by nodding or using some hand movements. Alana is a bright, intelligent young lady who communicates much through her eyes and facial expressions.

Alana is doing really well in Jubilee Home. Alana is very smart and is enjoying our onsite special education classes. She communicates through gestures and pointing at what she wants and feeds herself when food is placed in her hand. She is working on fine motor skills with things like giant beads puzzles and blocks. She loves to play on the trampoline and enjoy hammocks and swings. She can go from lying down to sitting on her own, can go up and down stairs independently, and moves by scooting around.

Everyday her loving caregivers are blown away by this smart girl and her sweet presence, and consider themselves truly blessed to know her. She is full of life, love, and happiness!

Thanks for helping Alana and other children like her! 

 

~ Stephanie

Alana in 2018
Alana in 2018
Alana, 2014
Alana, 2014
Cedar, in 2010
Cedar, in 2010

It is a joy to introduce you to Cedar, a joyous silly child who calls our Diaper Drop Sarah's Covenant Homes home. We've been partnering with SCH for nearly 5 years now, providing cloth diapers to children with special needs who were previously abandoned; now living in foster style homes while they wait to be re-unified with their biological families or adopted into Forever Families. 

When Cedar, who is functionally blind and has Autism, first arrived at SCH in December 2009, he had been hospitalized on multiple occasions because he was so weak and was having difficulty eating. He was struggling to walk or even sit up.

Today, Cedar is known as the resident acrobat. He is known for his wild contortions and trapeze-like antics. At some point during the day, you’re bound to catch this sweetheart hanging upside down off of any elevated surface in the home. Cedar is giggly and tender-hearted--well beloved by the caregivers, teachers, and staff of Courage Home. Cedar is functionally blind and attends our on-site homeschool program, Anjali School for the Blind. Daily, this little guy is making excellent progress in his orientation and mobility by using his guide cane, sensory exploration, and communication skills.

Thanks for helping Cedar, and the other children at SCH! 

~ Stephanie 

“The biggest hurdle that our children face is lack of family.”

Lydia of Sarah’s Covenant Homes in India explained the undeniable truth, and a problem her organization is driven to do something about.

Many children with special needs often find themselves alone in India. Parents feel driven to abandon the youth at hospitals, police or train stations, crippled by fear from long-term cultural superstitions as well as difficulties due to poverty, saysJacob, also of SCH.

“It’s not that parents don’t love their newborn child, but they are scared,” Jacob said. “They don’t know how to care for their children or have any resources to provide care for their child, so many think that giving their child to the government or police will help the child out.”

Sarah's Covenant Homes is a nonprofit childcare organization that is actively responding to and preventing the abandonment of children with disabilities in India by providing holistic care in family-style homes. The organization has seven homes spread throughout two cities: Ongole and Hyderabad and cares for more than 130 children and young adults. Thanks to your incredible support, we've been providing them with cloth diapers for the past 4 years. 

“There is no substitute that can give a child everything that a family can,” Lydia said. “Though we strive to provide the best of the best for our kids, we know that the best option for our kids is always to be in a family all their own.”

SCH brings children into its care from the government orphanages where they are placed after abandonment. The organization’s first step is to find the child’s family and work towards developing a relationship so that the child can be placed in the home again. `

“We acknowledge that too many children who are orphaned in this world are disconnected from their biological family who love them, but find themselves unable to support their needs,” Lydia said. “We pray that we can step into the rolof preventing abandonment and facilitating reunification, when appropriate, by providing the necessary support a family requires to sustain themselves.”

When this doesn’t work out, SCH does connect with other agencies to aid in adoptions, both locally and internationally. All of these efforts, of course, take a variety of financial and other resources, and so SCH has found a relationship with Jake’s Diapers vital to sustaining its cause. “

"Jake's Diapers have helped our organization in such important ways,” Lydia said. “The primary benefit to having reusable diapers is that we no longer have to pay for disposable diapers, which is quite a financial relief for our organization. … We are better able to spend donations and contributions on things that provide a lasting impact on the lives of our children rather than one-use items.”

This includes specialized therapies, corrective surgeries, quality care and more. And here's where it get really amazing: Sarah's Covenant Homes has been able to increase children re-united with biological families and children adopted into Forever Families. 

It is truly an amazing thing you have done, providing such a crucial basic need for these kids. I can not thank you enough for partnering with us on this journey.  I invite you to reach me at stephanie@jakesdiapers.org with any questions you may have. I'd love to hear from you.

Many thanks,

~ Stephanie

 

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Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Location: Little Chute, WI - USA
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Project Leader:
Stephanie Bowers
Jake's Diapers, Inc.
Kaukauna, WI United States
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