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Published on June 11th, 2012 | by Paz

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Orphans have hope in China

One of my most precious moments while living in China has been the time I spent at an orphanage. It helped me see the world through a new light, an experience that can never be taken away from me. Now everyone doesn’t need to visit or volunteer at an orphanage to feel the real deal, but it sure does help. 

I came across this article in the China Daily that reminded me of my experience so I thought I would share it with all of you.

 

It takes a Children’s Village to give orphans hope for the future

By Wang Ru in Tianjin (China Daily)

 

She barely talks but loves being held by visitors and resting her head on their shoulders as she clutches their clothes.

Guang was abandoned by her parents at birth. But thanks to the loving care of a US couple, she has had surgery and is awaiting adoption.

Her saviors are Tim and Pam Baker. Four of their seven children have been adopted from China, with the first joining their family in 1992, four years after the couple arrived in the country.

It takes a Children's Village to give orphans hope for the future

 

The Bakers also co-founded the Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village, which has cared for more than 4,000 orphans like Guang. More than 3,000 operations and medical procedures have been carried out and 900 children have been adopted.

Construction work began on the orphanage in June 2003 and it is home to 86 children.

The compound was built and decorated in traditional Chinese style.

All the children receive education and are under the care of 100 workers, including teachers, Chinese nannies, Western doctors, volunteers and interns. Read more….

 Tim Baker cradles a child at the Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village in Tianjin. Jiang Dong / China Daily

Please take a look at www.chinaorphans.org and get involved if you can.

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Paz is an avid adventurer in life and food. Traveling across the globe with her family they enjoy cultural immersion and checking out the local eateries.



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