ASIA

Asia Waiting Child Program  ($110,000 total annual need)

THE ASIA WAITING CHILD PROGRAM TRANSFORMS VULNERABLE ORPHANS INTO CHERISHED, BRIGHT LIGHTS IN THE U.S.

Thousands of girls and boys in Asian orphanages have special needs – either age six and older or with a disability that is often correctable.  These special needs dim their prospects for in-country adoption.

After two years of negotiations, Shanghai Children’s Home in China, which houses more than 700 children – 90% with medical delays and disabilities, and Chungyi Welfare Foundation, in Taipei, Taiwan, became Gladney’s partners in making the Waiting Child concept a reality.

As part of Gladney’s commitment to this program, we will provide the following interventions:

  • Expand our outreach to identify willing, loving, stable adoptive families for these Waiting Children.
  • Special Needs Assessment, Therapeutic Intervention and Rehabilitation Equipment, including deployment of Gladney Superkids’ medical volunteers to develop protocols for disabled children and to train caregivers to provide ongoing therapy.
  • Support the continued involvement of SuperKids medical volunteers who treat these children in their orphanages before adoption.
  • Assistance in maintaining appropriate records for each child treated

With proper care, some of these children will become adoptable through Gladney.

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SuperKids ($20,000 total annual need)

SuperKids interviews, qualifies and selects outstanding U.S. medical professionals, college students and young adults for a variety of volunteer services at orphanages around the world.

  • Funding is for SuperKids/ASIA medical volunteers’ lodging and transportations.

In Asia, the emphasis of SuperKids to shuttle medical professionals certified in physical therapy and speech pathology into special needs orphanages for multi-day visits.  While there, they work long hours conducting individual assessments on the children, training staff in appropriate therapeutic interventions and sharing knowledge that can improve the children’s outcomes.

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