In 2008, Faith Home for Children Overcoming HIV and AIDS was initiated in a rented house in Adoni, Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh, India, overcoming several obstacles along the way with the help of a few well wishers and sympathetic local government officials due to the persistent, unflinching and single-minded commitment of the founder, Rev (Dr). R Daniel Premkumar. Since then, the institution has grown and now houses 19 girls and 17 boys ranging from age 5 to 15. Girls now are living in a well furnished building that was completed in July 2013 and the boys still continue to live in the tin roofed hut in which the home was started. As a result of the construction of the new building, the home could now increase the intake of children in the days to come. In view of the contemplated increase in intake and heightened need to equip the children with employable skills, the Home presently requires the following additional facilities.
The priority from the beginning has been, and more so now, is building up of children: A desire to spend generously on Vocation Building, Children’s Education, additional Computer Facilities, and Qualitative Nutrition for HIV Infected, Sports and Games, Exposure and Educational trips to places of interest, Talent Development, Spiritual Nurture and Leadership Building. The wish list also includes a few infrastructural needs such as development of assured water supply system for the home as well as certain agriculture related resources for self-reliant and sustainable living.
An Appeal for Ushering in a New Dawn :
· Digging of a bore well and setting up a complete and reliable water supply system at Faith Home still stands out as a priority. This is estimated to cost about Rupees One hundred thousand. (Approximately US$1700.00)
· In order to meet the priority objective of building up of children, the estimated financial requirement for each child is about US$50.00 per month. When you sponsor a child in Faith Home, your commitment of US$50 per month has the potential to change the child’s life forever! Your support changes every aspect of your sponsored child’s life. Such Children in Faith Home’s program are provided with a chance to thrive and prosper, physically economically, socially and spiritually. Faith Home is committed to helping children in desperate need to grow into competent, world wise and committed Christian adults. More than 22,000 children less than 5 years of age per day die from causes that often are preventable and treatable. Such a situation could be directly associated with their poverty and deprivation related to nutrition, health care, education and economic and social empowerment. You can play a key role in helping to turn these numbers around. Your monthly sponsorship helps provide your child with life-changing benefits that include:
· Nutritious meals
· Health and hygiene care
· Medical checkups/drugs
· Educational opportunities
· Skill development
· The caring embrace of a local church
Sponsor now! Be the answer to a child’s prayer. Your life changes too.
Rev Dr R Daniel Premkumar
Founder – Faith Home for Children Overcoming HIV & AIDS,
2-462/1, Shantha Mallesappa Temple Road, Adoni- 518 302, Kurnool District, AP, India
ASRO is a hospital and orphanage in Cavelossim, Goa, India. They also do community outreach and have recently expressed the following need:
Would you like to sponsor a HIV+ child in the community going to school, extra food and vitamins and personal development?
Sister Agnes at ASRO is asking if anyone is interested in becoming sponsor of children that are infected and still living with their parents that have HIV/AIDS. Sister Agnes says all children need their parents as long as possible in their lives so she won’t allow them to come to ASRO yet but has a very close contact with these families and cares deeply for the children.
Cost is €12 per month and minimum one year, preferably longer period so the child can grow and remain healthy. Sister Agnes will be in charge of distributing the money in a safe way and also give written reports of how the child is doing.
Contact them via the Facebook page
Diana was born in 2002. She is a great, very sweet girl. She studies well, she’s obedient and respectful. She is living with HIV and has been waiting for a family for so long. She is in an Eastern European orphanage. There is no upper age limit and no restrictions on family size. Travel is required. Married couples only.
Contact: Adopt A Waiting Child
According to the official adoption authority in Latvia, these 3 children are living with HIV and are currently registered for international adoption:
11. Girl, born on December 30, 2012:
- girl has blue-grayish eyes and brown hair. The girl is calm, has good sucking reflex, eats well but does it slowly, holds head well, makes an eye contact, reacts to light and likes bathing;
- child was born to a 38 years old mother, from her 5th pregnancy, in the 4th delivery, with a weight of 4130 g, height – 54 cm, after Apgar’s score 8/9 points. During the pregnancy the mother was not monitored by a doctor;
- child has been consulted by a physiotherapist (22.01.2013.) – the psychomotor development of the child corresponds to age. Crawling age – in a position laying on the back turns head to one or another side. Hold head in a centre line for a several seconds. Kicks (motions) with both legs. In a sitting position has good head control, holds head for several seconds. Muscle tone in norm. Walking age – reflectory leg support reactions – hip straightening and automatic walking when in vertical position. Grasping age – palms mostly are in fists, pronounced grasping reflex. Perception age – with an eye gaze follows to a red rattle to both sides when it is moved. Reacts to a bright light and noise. Social age – fixes the face which moves and follows it for a short time. Looks in the eyes. Mostly gets calm when is taken on the hands;
- final medical diagnoses – HIV infection, HCV exposition, anti-syphilis course;
- further necessary treatment – regular medicament treatment, surveillance of an infectologist, a hepatologist and a dermatovenerologist, prevention of rickets;
- the mother abandoned child in a hospital, nor maternity, nor paternity for the child has been stated.
12. Boy, born on May 19, 2011:
- boy has brown eyes and hair. The child is smiley, loves communicating with the adults, enjoys playing with toys and other children, likes looking picture books, moves by crawling, sometimes by holding with his hands pops up on a little platform, eats with a help of the adult, has good appetite. The boy is active, is interested, joyful. Caretakers of the child says that boy develops well and his positivism helps in improvement of his development, he is a real combatant;
- child was born to a 36 years old mother, from her 5th pregnancy, in the 3rd delivery, in the 37 gestation week, with a weight of 2970 g, height – 47 cm, after Apgar’s score 7/8/8 points. During the pregnancy the mother was not monitored by a doctor;
- child was consulted by a physiotherapist (18.01.2013.) – psychomotor development of the child delays in every area. Notable dynamic of the development. Gross motor – child moves forward by crawling, often plays in the position laying on the right side, by crawling activates the left side in a support to the right side. Is able to sit down on the right side-sitting by supporting on the right hand or on support with both palms when they are on the front. Stands on his knees. By holding stands up and stands for a while. Alternates the weight to one or another leg, has different height for his inner part of the feet, notable outward-rotation of the hips, knees and feet. If the weight is on the left leg, then the right leg is bended. The child has pronounced posture and motion asymmetry due to congenital developmental anomalies. The child is active and dapper. Sleight-of-hand – plays with a different size and shape objects, has ‘pliers gripe’, leafs the book of pictures, pushes a toy car when is in the position laying on the back or in a sitting position, takes a toy in each hand, claps them together or puts them in one another. In other positions works more with his left hand. Perception – simultaneously is able to play with 2 objects, tries to connect them is able to put smaller cup into the middle cup and then into the larger cup), is able to find the object beneath the cup, using string can drag a toy which tied to the string to himself, tries drawing. Social age – when asked, gives toy, tries to imitate gesture ‘bye’, rolls a ball to the adult. Gladly gets in contact with the adults or a child. Smiles a lot. Self-dependence – drinks from a mug which is held without getting dirty, takes food and eats it with his hands, when getting dressed helps with his motions;
- final medical diagnoses – multiple congenital anomalies; teratogenic dislocation of the left hip joint; contracture of left hips, left clubfoot; scholiostic spinal deformity; multiple vertebral anomalies in the thoracic and lumbar part; flaccid lower limbs, parapresis, movement disorders, HIV I A III, HIV infection with other specified expressions (B23.8), OU Astigmatism hypermetropic, glasses; psychomotor development delay;
- further necessary treatment – to continue assigned therapy of an infectologist, control of the infectologist. To wear glasses. Consultation of a psychiatrist. Physiotherapy. Speech therapy;
- by a court verdict the mother of the child was deprived of custody rights in November 2012, paternity has not been stated. The mother did not visit her child in the hospital for a long time. Periodically the mother has phoned to the out-of-family care institution and shown interest about the child, often she was under the abusive substances while phoning;
- the child has 1 older brother who is under the guardianship. The decision of Orphans’ Court on separation of the children in case of adoption has been made.
30. Girl, born on 31st of May 2004:
- she has brown eyes and hair, she was born to a 23 years old mother in her third pregnancy, in her third delivery with the weight of 2450 g and height of 47 cm, she started sitting at the age of 13 months, crawling when she was 1 year and 8 months old, walking without assistance at the age of 1year and 10 months, first teeth came out when she was 8, 5 months old. The girl is emotional, likes individual attention, likes when someone occupies with her, sometimes whining. The general development of the girl has been retarded; girl is mutual sensoneural partially-deaf in serious stage. Child doesn’t speak, doesn’t walk, she doesn’t control where she is going or what she wants to do;
- medical diagnosis – the backwardness of psychomotor development, mutual sensoneural partially-deaf in serious stage, B 20 (the infection of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)); the backwardness in serious stage with the indices of autism;
- further medical treatment – the surveillance by audiologue, the use of hearing aid, the surveillance by neurologist and psychiatrist, continue the control in AIDS center of Latvia;
- by the court verdict parents have been deprived from custody rights in April 2006, the paternity is not determined;
- the girl has one elder sister and brother, who are in the guardianship of their grandfather and two younger brothers – one of them lives with the parents, one lives in other out-of-family care center. A decision of the Orphans Court on children separation in case of adoption has been made.
‘Jackie’ is a 13 year old girl waiting for an adoptive family in Hong Kong. She is a cheerful, pleasant and friendly girl who has good conduct and academic performance at school. She receives awards, praises and appreciation from her teachers and staff at the residential home. Her hobbies are playing badminton, cycling and reading. She has her own opinions and can listen to others’ ideas and comments. Jackie is HIV positive. She is being advocated for by A Helping Hand. Potential adoptive parents can sign up for a password to view her photolisting on the agency’s password protected page.
Precious ‘Jack’ is 8 years old. He is waiting for a family in China.
At 6 years old, Jack was described as active and “naughty,” liking to play. He attends school and can prepare his bag and clothes every day. He is said to obey the traffic rules and cares for his little foster sister. Jack is also stated to like making friends and playing with friends. He is said to be able to finish his homework carefully and is independent. His file states that he can put on his clothes, go to the bath, brush his teeth, wash his face and make the bed. He is also said to like to talk, to draw and to do math homework! Apparently wonderful Jack has a “pet phrase.” It is, “I am a little tiger!” So cute! Jack is listed with Lifeline. For more info or to review his file, please email Annie at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can register to see Jack here: http://wonderfulwaitingkids.com/2013/jack-2/