|New Hope Foundation China|
News – March 2012
Dear Friends and Supporters,
Even in March the weather in Beijing has been unseasonably cold. We have even had snow. Here is a picture of our front yard taken on March 18th. Beautiful as it may be, we are longing for some warm weather. Our preschool has been looking great, thanks to our volunteers Chelsea and Rachel who have 16 children to teach, entertain and organize birthday parties for. Great job, girls.
This month we mourn the passing of a very special little girl called Tiffany/Ella. She had been with us for 6 years with very little hope of adoption. She was a joy to everyone who knew her. We are privileged to have been allowed to love and care for her for all these years. Her passing was peaceful and she will be sorely missed.
Harith has finally received surgery in LA. We are hoping for a smooth progression to full recovery. Wendel went to Suzhou for surgery to remove an enlarged, non-functioning kidney. He has returned and continues to recover. Jaspher went to Hangzhou for heart surgery. The surgeons felt that he was able to undergo radical surgery instead of just a temporary shunt, so he will probably not need any further surgeries. He is in ICU and doing well so far. Our thoughts are for him. Amberlin and Leander had bowel surgery to reverse their colostomies. ZA Chun was admitted to Hua Xin hospital for heart surgery and is home and happy. Hallie with bowel problems was admitted twice to hospital.
Halia had a difficult time in hospital but is now recovering from her heart surgery. She is still in hospital (her 3rd admission) with respiratory problems. GY Kang had both heart and bowel surgery and he is now home and doing well. Kaylee was admitted to a Luoyang hospital for heart surgery and while the surgery went well she seems to be slow to recover. She is home but her condition is of concern. S Ke and Ashlyn Grace have been admitted to hospital to have their cleft palates repaired.
Hope Healing Home, Beijing
ZA Chun was admitted and went in for heart surgery almost immediately.
Confirmed Adoptions and Our Hopes for Adoption
Gabriella, Isaiah, DY Yang, and Bradley have all left to be with their forever families. We will miss them all. We are especially excited about Naomi and Theo for whom we have been praying for families for some time.
Love Without Boundaries Shunyi Outreach Foster Program
All the children are well at this time.
NHF Special Care Centers Jiaozuo, Luoyang, Xin Yang, and Zhengzhou, Henan Province (75 beds)
These units provide humane and loving, hospice care for infants and young children with severe congenital defects who are unlikely to survive under normal circumstances. Those who survive are unexpected blessings.
Tracy, Xarrabella, Reigan, Natthew, Raisa, Gralson, Veronika, Xavi, Faye, Jennilyn, Fulmer, Jay, and Judd were admitted. We mourn the passing of Spencer, Yara, Briar, Sherard, Tacey, and Jayla. Hubert and Ynez were admitted to the local hospital and returned improved. Timothy returned from the local hospital.
(Show Hope Special Care Center)
Seth returned to the loving care of his nannies after a palliative shunt which will hopefully make him much more comfortable.
(Alexandra Yeo and Open Arms Children Foundation Care Center)
Wendel is home after kidney surgery.
(Show Hope Special Care Center)
We loved and lost Wilson, Naida, Galvin, Walter, Neron, and Jaliyah who only survived a short time after admission. Walter, Xanti, Chance, Faye, Corbin, Pheomela, Frayne, Lionel, Cherish, Hobson and Jeriel were admitted, and Wayne was admitted to ZZ then brought to LY for emergent and successful surgery. Xavi was admitted then transferred to Luoyang for urgent care and 18 children were returned to the orphanage per their request to make room for others.
Love Without Boundaries Heartbridge Rehabilitation Unit (18 beds)
Bonnie and Hannah have left us to be with their forever families. We will miss them very much. Diana was sent to Shanghai for investigations and is home with us, and Alex remains in Hong Kong recovering from bladder surgery. Colin arrived and will need more bowel surgery.
Any contributions towards the cost of these children's hospital bills would be greatly appreciated.
Our Most Sincere Thanks
We are in need of travelers from the US and UK to Beijing to help bring in much needed supplies for our children. None of these supplies are “restricted items” and do not have to be declared at customs. The items will be mailed to you within the country. New Hope Foundation staff will be at the airport to pick up the supplies in Beijing.
If you able to help or know of other travelers who are willing to help please contact the following:
With our deepest gratitude,
Joyce and Robin Hill