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The Fountain fostercare

600 € of 20k € goal

Raised by 5 people in 4 months
Selma van der Meulen  Nuenen, NL
The Fountain

The Fountain wants to provide a home, either in a foster home or group home for physical and/or mentally disabled orphans in China. Those children, who for whatever reason have been abandoned and ended up in an orphanage, a home is so much better for a child’s development than an institution.

The Fountain wants to be a home for these children without parents to care for them, especially those with minor or more severe disability, physically and/or mentally. We want to provide a home for them and a chance to live, to live a life as normal as possible and live to their full potential.

In the Fountain there is a team of local people/staff, trained in the daily care of the children, and some of them have had specific training in physiotherapy as well.
There are two houses, close to each other, with a total of average 10 children. The number sometimes fluctuates due to a child being adopted and another new child needing a home. Some children have cerebral palsy, but normal intelligence; other children have mental and/or visual disability. In some cases there is just a medical need that needs to be taken care of.

There is an ongoing need for finances to be able to hire the personnel in order to provide the care the children need.
The children will be so very grateful to continue to live in a warm caring home!
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Update 6
Posted by Selma Van der Meulen
1 month ago
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All children like dressing up even if tehy need a little help, its worth the smile!
All children like dressing up!
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Update 5
Posted by Selma Van der Meulen
1 month ago
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Such a joy when she was finally able to stand by herself and then even starting to walk!!
such a joy
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Update 4
Posted by Selma Van der Meulen
2 months ago
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A little orphan girl growing up in a loving environment instead of an institution
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Update 3
Posted by Selma Van der Meulen
3 months ago
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There is this story of a little girl born in several years ago. Little is know of what happened to her before she came to the provincial capital of the province to be in foster care. The girl was two years old by that time and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. day or two after arrival she ended up in hospital with encephalitis. Thankfully she recovered from that and went to a foster family. She was 11 months by then and was only able to sit with a bended back.
She had what is termed athetosis, which means she has some motor skills delay and speech delay. But she also has a very strong will and is very determined! This little girl only learned to walk when she was almost 2 and a half years of age, due to her determination,
In order to go up for possible adoption, besides the physical check up, necessary at the time to do a developmental test, besides the physical check up. Because of her delays it was difficult to get her to pass. So what would happen to her. Thankfully she ended up being adopted. and is doing very well. This is just one of the stories of one of the 30 plus children that have been cared for in the Fountain.
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600 € of 20k € goal

Raised by 5 people in 4 months
Created December 10, 2016
Selma van der Meulen  
200 €
Anonymous
2 months ago
RV
100 €
Roel van Vucht
4 months ago

Selma, God's Zegen voor jou en de fontein in 2017 wensen wij je toe! Groetjes, Familie van Vucht

SP
100 €
stephen popkin
4 months ago

A wonderful Christmas to you too, Selma, and all the Fountain children.

100 €
Anonymous
4 months ago
100 €
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4 months ago
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