Through Adopteen, I will be spending 10 days in China (July 12-22), 5 days of which will be spent at the orphanage helping out wherever needed. The orphanage is called the Zhuzhou City Children’s Social Welfare Institute, and it's located in Zhuzhou, Hunan which is the same province I was born in.
The donations will go towards purchasing toys, diapers, cribs, books, or anything else the orphanage needs. Any donation would be greatly appreciated! If a monetary donation won't work, I'll be hosting a few fundraisers over the months leading up to the trip, and I would love to have any help I could get.
When I was in an orphanage, most of the children were female due to the one-child policy and an overwhelming preference for males. In 2015, this policy came to an end. Now, an estimated 90-98% of children in Chinese orphanges suffer from a physical or mental handicap and were abandoned because the parents didn't have the means necessary to take care of them. Any donation will give the orphanage more opportunity to support these children.
Learn more about CCAI (agency through which I was adopted):ccaifamily.org
Learn more about Adopteen (organization that is leading the trip):adopteen.org
Learn more about Chinese orphanages:http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/11/asia/china-orphanage-children/ http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/the-tragic-tale-of-chinas-orphanages-98-of-abandoned-children-have-disabilities/article17625887/