Saturday, November 19, 2011

Yangling Babies

A few months ago I found out about an orphanage in Yangling which is about 2 hours by car away from Xian.  A couple I know live there and they came and asked if there was anything I could do to help.  After some time and a lot of negotiation, two of their spina bifida babies came to stay with us while we prepare them for surgery at the Matilda Hospital in Hong Kong. When they arrived they looked so sad and needed a few good bottles to get some body weight on them.  Yesterday, my assistant told me that they are drinking 35 oz and 30 oz a day!  Not surprisingly, in the last few weeks they have each increased their body weight by 50%.  They are looking so different from the babies who arrived.

I also got word that we now can apply for the travel pass to Hong and that is going to take about three weeks.  I am sure that by that time they will be ready for the surgery.

I hope you will keep Yang Li and Yang Kai in your prayers as they face this medical intervention to heal their bodies. Thank you as always to the Matilda Hospital who so willingly help the orphans of China

Life, love and laughter,

At Starfish, we have taken care of 152 children to date, arranged more than 190 surgeries and had 69 international adoptions, so our little starfishes live all over the globe: the US, Netherlands, Norway, France, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Canada, Australia and in China. We did two adoptions on November 6th, Sally (Audrey) and Celine (Zahara), who are both becoming American citizens to two single moms who are both teachers.  We currently have 46 babies under the age of 3 and a half at the foster home.  We have just added two girls whom we are getting ready for Spina bifida surgery in Hong Kong.

Starfish Children's Services
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Xian China

Cell: 86.1348.812.4847

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