In recent years, Superkids has been able to meet hundreds of children and provide additional information to prospective adoptive parents. However, Superkids has a long history that includes other types of important child welfare support.
Superkids started over 10 years ago as a humanitarian aid initiative. In the early days, therapists and doctors traveled to China, Ethiopia, and Colombia to train caregivers, assist in providing therapies for children, and deliver expensive therapeutic devices. We now have an opportunity to again help to provide much needed therapeutic support to children in the XinYu orphanage in China. We are hoping our Superkids followers will consider helping with this initiative.
|Dr. Darla Wrage with a young boy from XinYu
XinYu is an orphanage that Superkids has visited several times. Even though one-to-one partnerships are no longer part of the China adoption landscape, Superkids is committed to maintaining our support of Xin Yu and continuing our relationship with them. XinYu is in a small, rural area and has fewer resources than other orphanages in big cities. But they have a desire to provide quality care, including therapeutic support for the children residing there.
We have met so many children at XinYu who would benefit from an ongoing therapeutic regimen. Children like Sierra, Sebastian, Sophia, and Soleil who need developmental assistance to help them reach their full potential. Wouldn't it be amazing if Superkids could help to provide therapists not only for these children while they wait for their families, but also for the many other children who sadly will never find families. On-site therapeutic support can help children in the entire orphanage in a way that adoption cannot.
The initial goal of Superkids is to raise $10,000 to donate to Xin Yu. This money will be used to hire three professionals: 2 therapists with occupational and physical therapy training and 1 teacher. These professionals will visit Xin Yu regularly to work with the children.
If you would like to donate to the Xin Yu iniative, please contact Superkids@gladney.org.