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Hope Foster Home Newsletter 1.2013


To Comfort always, to Relieve often, to Save sometimes 

Dear Friends and Supporters,

We hope the New Year is going well for you all. We are currently between two new years: the traditional Western New year and the Chinese New Year which is February 10th. In keeping with the theme of "new," this month we are introducing what we like to call "Hope's Heros." Every month we hope to highlight a child, a family, an organization or a person who has impacted the lives of our children so that others may be encouraged. We thank our “Heroes” for their stories.

We would like to highlight the Atteberry Family this month: 

 

Darin, my husband, met Timmy while visiting in China. Although Darin  did not come home from that trip expecting to adopt, the pictures of he  and Timmy left a lasting impression on me.  I had been praying to adopt  for about 10 years and I was very interested in this little boy whose  adorable little face smiled at me from a picture.  After making a few  inquiries regarding his condition, talking with our children, seeking the advice of trusted friends and consulting a surgeon at the Children’s Hospital, we made the decision to proceed with the adoption.  Timmy’s heart condition is not “fixable” but there were some things surgeons could do to help.  Even though we do not know how long he will be with us, our family was in agreement, Timmy deserved to have a family to call his own even it was for a month, a year, or whenever…
     As we begin yet another year of service to orphans, we pray that we will continue to be enabled by your support, friendship and prayers to have the strength and wisdom to carry on; to comfort them, to relieve their suffering and to save them where possible. 

Poor little Henry had to have a couple of minor surgeries to fix his bowel problem but he seems to be doing well now. 

Ysabelle went for heart surgery in Hangzhou. 


 
Caprice, Quinlan, Kirsten. Heaton, Chance, Lance, Yamir, Tanner and Reid (seen below left to right) went for neurosurgery with Dr Yu of the MedArt team. Some of the babies in this group are seriously ill but hopefully the surgery will make them more comfortable.

        

Quincy, Wayne, Austin and Albert (seen below left to right ) had bowel surgery. Quincy had complications and was transferred to Shanghai for further medical treatment.
 
   
Hope Healing Home Beijing

GL Zhong and GL Yuan (seen below left to right) were admitted from Henan province. Both of them have complex heart defects. The rapidly approaching holidays for Chinese New Year makes it dificult for us to evalauate these children for surgery so we have to wait till after the holidays.
 
 
Confirmed Adoptions and our Hopes for adoption:

Jimmy was adopted this month and we found out that his older sister is a child from our Xinyang Center whom we called Grace who was in our care 5 years ago. It’s wonderful to see how much she has grown.
 
  
  Jimmy / Grace as a baby / Grace now

 Zac was also picked up by his family. Zac will be the younger brother to Hutch/Asher who was adopted from our Home in 2010. We are especially delighted when we find out that children we have cared for, end up in the same family. It just makes it extra unique for them.
 
Zac and Asher 

Sweet babies Elise and Noah were also adopted this month. Yesinia who weighed only 1.2 kgs when we received her, has been picked up by her Mom and Grandmother and will be called Tia.
  
  Elise / Noah / Yesina with her mother
 
 Special Care Centers Jiaozuo, Luoyang, Xin Yang and Zhengzhou, Henan Province - These Centers 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.

Zhengzhou. ( Show Hope Special Care Center)

6 new babies were admitted. Yoanah, Yule, Maddison and Marcel passed away peacefully.

Xinyang ( Show Hope, Open Arms and Alexandria Yeo Special Care Center)

Xylen was admitted already in the late stages of liver failure. She is only 9 months old. Xenia was also admitted. Jeremy with a complex heart condition passed away peacefully. 3 day old January who was born with a very severe abdominal defect only survived a few hours. He passed away peacefully, loved and comforted. Christian also did not survive. 8 day old Xienna was admitted and transferred urgently to Luoyang for medical care. We hope we can save her.

Luoyang (Maria’s Big House of Hope) 

Myles was admitted and died after emergency surgery. 6 new babies were admitted this month.

Jiaozuo ( Show Hope Special Care Center) 

Rafael passed away peacefully and Ronald was admitted

Love Without Boundaries Heartbridge Rehabilitation Unit (18 beds)

Elizabeth (below) was admitted after heart surgery.

Our Needs

We would appreciate any support for the cost of surgeries for our children. The cost of one surgery may be too much to ask for one person to cover but if many join together, a life can be saved.

Prayer Request for the month:

Thank you for praying for 2 year old Nathalie who had heart surgery last month. She is home with us and doing very well. All she needs now is a family. This month please pray for Myeisha who is going through her 3rd round of chemotherapy. She has responded well so far and we are hoping that she will continue to improve. She will have to go through surgery once her tumor has reduced to a manageable size.

 
Nathalie / Myeisha
 
 Our Most Sincere Thanks:

1) Merryn and Felicity in Australia who made these beautiful tote bags to sell and raise funds for our children. Thank you for all your hard work Merryn says” right now I am experiencing the truth that “when you give you really receive."


2) To Primavera for their continued financial support.

3) To the Embassy of Spain for their support.

4) To the students and staff of WAB for their continued support of cleft surgeries
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Some parting thoughts from Fredrick W. Roberston:

“In God's world, for those who are in earnest, there is no failure. No work truly done, no word earnestly spoken, no sacrifice freely made, was ever made in vain.”  

May you have a fruitful and peaceful month.

With our deepest gratitude,
Joyce and Robin Hill 

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Travelers Needed
We are in need of travelers from the US, UK and Australia 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:
a)    From the US: Rebecca Dorris, Tennessee, Phone 615-371-5221   rsdorris@gmail.com
       b)    From the UK:  Jennifer Drake, Surrey, china.drake@gmail.com
      c)    From Melbourne Australia: Topsy D’Cruz Email: topsydcruz@gmail.com  Address: 18 Sassafras Dr, Lower Templestowe Victoria  3107, Australia. Phone: 03 98504339 Mobile: 0400585379
     d)  From Sydney, Australia: Susan Mukundan Email: susan_mukundan@hotmail.com  Phone:  02 94888101    Mobile:   0414 911 309
 
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