Superkids Team

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Superkids is a humanitarian aid initiative within the Asia Waiting Child Program of the Gladney Center for Adoption. Our goal: to improve the lives of children in Chinese orphanages via adoption advocacy, medical and rehabilitation services. Starting as a tiny team providing services to special needs children in a single facility in Shanghai in 2007, we've grown to a broad coalition of physicians, early childhood development specialists, teachers and volunteers who've aided 500 children in orphanages across China.
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Lawrence

Posted by Superkids Team on 4/20/16 6:44 AM

There is one little boy on my mind tonight, as sit in a hotel room in Ningbo, thinking back over our time here in China. He needs a family to step forward for him soon!

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Topics: Superkids, China Adoption

Reflections by Martha Osborne

Posted by Superkids Team on 4/19/16 9:30 PM
It’s not for me to understand the diagnosis of each child that we visit with, or even to know their real names.  In the greater picture, this journey to four provinces and seven Child Institutions requires each of us to see and understand the children in whatever way they choose to reveal their hearts and minds.
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Topics: Superkids, Uncategorized, China

Jian

Posted by Superkids Team on 4/18/16 7:48 PM

Ji'an Social Welfare Institute has a special place in my heart.  When I first visited the orphanage in 2013, we drove on a bumpy dirt road to a very poor orphanage.  We visited with the children in 2 cramped dark rooms.  Even though we see over a hundred kids each trip, I vividly remember the kids climbing in the windows, their faces, and the clothes they were wearing. We left with tears in our eyes that day.   

The transformation over the last four years has been amazing. It is now housed in a beautiful new facility with one of the region's rehabilitation centers on campus.  The staff is attentive and truly interested in ideas on how to improve care of each individual child.  

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Topics: Superkids, Uncategorized, China

Stone Lion

Posted by Superkids Team on 4/18/16 8:05 AM
We are soooo happy to be back with the children from Stone Lion.  They don’t get as many visitors as some of the other orphanages we travel to, so they were pretty excited to see us too. All the older kids remembered us from our trip in September.
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Topics: Superkids, Uncategorized, Waiting Child, China

Xinyu In Photos!

Posted by Superkids Team on 4/17/16 8:22 AM
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Topics: Superkids, Uncategorized, Waiting Child, China

Day 5. Back at Changsha Welfare Institute.

Posted by Superkids Team on 4/15/16 7:12 PM

Today the advocacy team got to spend the morning with the babies and who doesn't love the babies?! We played with bubbles. We read books. We cuddled. We helped them walk. We fed them lunch. Then it was nap time and we parted ways. 

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Topics: Superkids, China Adoption

Memorable Moments: Week 1

Posted by Superkids Team on 4/15/16 7:09 PM
Meeting a foster mom who is doing an amazing job caring for a little girl with Down Syndrome (whom I affectionately nicknamed “biker chick”).
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Topics: Superkids, Uncategorized, China

Changsha Advocacy Camp

Posted by Superkids Team on 4/14/16 7:30 PM
Today the Advocacy Camp Team visited the children of Changsha #1 Social Welfare Institute.  We received a tour of the facility where we were able to see the therapy floor and learn about the rehabilitation program they have in place.  It was so interesting and we loved getting to see first hand what they are doing here to help children reach their maximum potential.  It was clear how dedicated the leadership is to these children, not just to meet their basic needs, but to help improve their medical conditions so that they can be successful in life.
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Topics: Superkids, Uncategorized, Advocacy Camp, China

Changsha, Day 1: It Never Gets Old.

Posted by Superkids Team on 4/14/16 5:10 PM
It just never gets old.  These sweet faces.  These giggles.  Babies that we saw last trip that are now toddling around.  Toddlers that are now longer and leaner… and talking like crazy.   Their confidence and personalities blooming more and more each trip. Elementary aged kids that amaze us with their silliness and growing math skills.
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Topics: Superkids, Uncategorized, Waiting Child, China

On To Changsha!

Posted by Superkids Team on 4/13/16 6:19 PM

Today our group, which consists of the Superkids team and the advocacy team, left Shanghai and flew to Changsha.  It was a bumpy ride but we made it safely.  

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