I just got back from New York and on the same day Tineke flew in from Amsterdam. She brought with her a child's sized wheelchair for Jack, that had been donated to Care4Tina, the Dutch Foundation that she and Elise manage. I was so amazed at Jack. Within a few minutes he was wheeling himself forward and then he figured out how to go backwards and by the afternoon he was spinning in circles. The other kids, well mostly Lucas, were fighting with him to get into the chair after the nannies took Jack out for lunch. Jack screamed until Lucas got out, and he has taken full ownership of his chair. This morning everyone wanted to have a go in the wheelchair. I was overcome by emotion at Jack's exuberance at being able to move on his own. What a truly wonderful gift! My most sincere thanks to every one involved.
Life, love and laughter,
Starfish Children's Services
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At Starfish, we have taken care of 112 children to date, arranged more than 80 surgeries and had 31 international adoptions, so our little starfishes live all over the globe: the US, Netherlands, Norway, France, Spain and in China. Our latest four adoptions took place in two weeks and we now have babies in three new places: Sweden, Denmark and Canada and a new US state, Georgia. We currently have 52 babies under the age of 3 and three foster homes. We have eleven babies matched and we are waiting for their families to come and get them.