C'mon in and join the fun! Today is the day of the Lantern Festival in China. The Lantern Festival is the last day of Chinese New year. It's a time to celebrate with family and friends - lots of New Year fun and games. And, of, Course FOOD! CHI Associate Director Melody Zhang invites us all into her home for a Lantern Festival Party. Since it's a long way for most of us to travel to St. Louis, Melody is sharing the celebration via this little video. Click on Darren's photo above to step in to Melody's kitchen. (I think
https://youtu.be/jPPzWrf_t8k Happy New Year to all our CHI friends and families from the kids at Alenah's Home! Alenah's Home is our CHI foster care center in Beijing. The special needs children who live there receive the medical care and therapies they require. Most importantly, they receive love and a solid sense of family. Many thanks for your continued support of Alenah's Home!
2018 Summer volunteer group #1, May 30th, 2018. Medical student Lauren McCroskie and her family volunteered for two weeks.. Every year, a growing number of our grown-up sons and daughters visit Alenah's Home, our Children's Hope foster care center in Beijing. Some come with their families, some with a group of friends and some come on their own. Many of our adopted kids stop in for a few hours on their way to visit other places. Others stay for a few days, or weeks, or even months. They all get a feel for their own early life
Get comfortable with a nice cup of tea and a full box of Kleenex to read this long, but totally worth it, story. The following is from the folks at Channel News Asia (CNA) GET REAL program , who have been covering the story at Alenah's Home, our CHI foster care center in Beijing for over a year now: BEIJING, China: All the boy with no ears wanted was a family of his own. Airplanes were his favourite thing in all the world to draw – “my mum and dad will come and take me away on a plane,” he’d
GOOD THINGS HAPPENING AT ALENAH’S HOME IN BEIJING Alenah’s Home, our CHI Partners' foster care center for special needs children, was established in Beijing in 2004 to help orphans from orphanages receive medical care and rehab training. Over 100 children were fostered between 2004-2015 and 50 of them have been adopted. 44 children lived at Alenah’s Home in 2016. Who we help: Orphans coming to Beijing for surgeries and needing long term foster care and rehabilitation. Service includes: Long-term foster care, education, special rehabilitation and love for special needs. The average number of children staying at the home at one time is around
School years are winding down quickly and families are planning vacation travels. Many are thinking about returning to China with their almost-grown-up adopted sons and daughters. Children's Hope International invites everyone to include a visit to Alenah's Home, our CHI foster care center in Beijing, as part to your homeland tour. Visitors and volunteers can spend time with the kids and help out with some of the day to day activities. You can stay for a few hours or a few days. Young people 18 and older can stay on their own for extended periods. No matter the length of
THE FOUR SISTERS' HOME OF LOVE I have rarely ever been moved as much as my visit to the Home of Love in a small city in China called Ping Ding Shan in Henan Province. We had traveled by car about two hours from the provincial capital of Zhengzhou and finally found our way through the narrow and winding streets to the little dusty brick building you see in the pictures below. There we met the four biological sisters who have pooled their meager funds to rent a place to care for children abandoned by their parents, mostly because