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China Orphanage

Discovering Pieces of Who She Is -- In a Place She Has No Memory of Being

Melissa Ludtke | Posted 01.14.2015 | Parents
Melissa Ludtke

My daughter Maya was three days old, a healthy newborn, when police officers in China's rural Xiaxi Town found her. Or so her adoption papers say.

Why I Need To Help A 'Sister' I Don't Really Know

Sophie Johnson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Teen
Sophie Johnson

Yes, I waited 5.5 years for my mom and dad to come. But eventually, they came. For some kids, they never do.

What Keeps Us Going?

Jenny Bowen | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
Jenny Bowen

Right after the Chinese New Year holiday, our Half the Sky training team returned to the Huazhou orphanage to see how things were going in the new children's center.

Caring From the Bottom of the Heart

Jenny Bowen | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Jenny Bowen

A new preschool teacher said, "I think the children here have lacked love for a long time."

The Small Miracle of a Smile

Jenny Bowen | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
Jenny Bowen

Even before the 10-day introductory training at Huazhou is over, small miracles begin to occur -- especially among the newest participants in Half the Sky's Infant Nurture Program.

Making Change for Orphans With Special Needs

Jenny Bowen | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Jenny Bowen

Director Li passed among the cribs, and as she explained the special care needed for each, she comforted the babies, held them, made small improvements before moving on.

6 Officials Sacked After Deadly Orphanage Fire

AP | Posted 01.08.2013 | World

BEIJING -- A fire that killed six children and one young adult at an illegally run orphanage in central China has prompted the suspensions of six loca...

Something Never To Be Seen Through The Eyes Of A Child

Rob Cipriano | Posted 10.17.2012 | Impact
Rob Cipriano

I wondered for the first time on this morning, did they wait on the weekend when we did not visit the orphanage, and if so, did those diminutive faces wonder if we would ever come back?