Children
 China
Project #18380

Help sponsor a foster family in China

by OneSky
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Summary

This project will sponsor four loving foster families in China for one year. Each family is composed of a foster father, a foster mother, and up to four children whose special needs are likely to preclude adoption.
$12,000.00
total goal
$7,265.00
remaining
67
donors
4
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Children with more severe special needs are often at higher risk of spending their entire childhood and teenage years in orphanages. Half the Sky provides permanent foster care to these children who otherwise would never know the love of family. Each couple commits to raising up to 4 children with special needs to adulthood. They receive help from Half the Sky's trainers and program directors to learn how to best address the unique needs of their children.

Solution

Half the Sky hires experienced parents who commit to raising orphaned children with special needs to adulthood. Families live in housing provided by Half the Sky in close proximity to social welfare institutions, so that children can attend Half the Sky programs including the Infant Nurture (0-3 years of age), Little Sisters Preschool Program (4-7 year of age) and Youth Services program (8-21 years of age).

Long-Term Impact

This project enables orphaned children with special needs to grow up in loving families instead of spending their lives in institutions.

Resources

http:/​/​www.halfthesky.org
A foster family welcomes a new child
A foster mom is determined to help her son walk
A foster mother surprises her children
Foster sisters share a strong bond

Organization Information

OneSky

Location: Berkeley, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.onesky.org
Project Leader:
Pat King
Berkeley, California United States
$4,735 raised of $12,000 goal
 
160 donations
$7,265 to go
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