This is an ordinary family consisting of father, mother and children. This is a special family with 5 children unrelated by blood. This is a big family, including 5 children from the age of 3 to 21 years old. This is also a small family, which is just a part of Living Hope Fuzhou Children’s Home.
Housefather Mr. Han is 32 years old who was born in Shandong Province and came to Fuzhou Children’s Home with his wife in July 2013. Mr. Han has been in Fuzhou Children’s Home for 20 months. What pleases him most is to see the children growing up healthily and happily. What makes him most sad is Aaron’s adoption by a local family while he understands a forever family is the best for a child. When asked about what help is most needed for him, he stated it is how to best educate children.
Housemother Mrs. Han is 33 years old who was born in Shandong Province and came to Fuzhou Children’s Home with Mr. Han in July 2013. She reported what pleases her most is to see the children get to know God and grow their faith. She said she felt so sad when Aaron was adopted and left them. She wishes Aaron will be going great in the new family. When asked about what help is most needed for her, she stated it is the emotional support and psychological guidance. She said she felt stressed sometimes looking after the children. Her greatest wish is to have a tour in Xiamen City with the children.
Child: Graham (nick name: Pingping), 3 years old. Graham is kind of spoiled by the parents. It is difficult for other people to take care of him alone. However, recently Mr. Zhao from the family 401has started taking him and two other children to and from the kindergarten. After several days, Graham became outgoing and happy. In the past he often hided himself behind the door crying and screaming when other person tried to take him to school. He now can say “I won’t cry” when being sent to school.
Child: Jason, 9 years old. Jason has a history of epilepsy. He takes medicine on time every day under the supervision of Mr. and Mrs. Han. He has been seizure free for a long time. Jason is an active and naughty boy.
Child: Emma, 16 years old. This April, Emma suffered from chest pain several times, but no organic lesions were identified after detailed physical exam. With the “placebo” therapy, she has been recovered and no more chest pain! According to the doctor, the symptom was probably caused by the psychological problems in puberty. Recently, Emma is doing pretty well. In the parents’ meeting, it was reported by the teacher that Emma has been very confident and likes to express herself in the class.
Child: Vicky, 21 years old. Vicky is completing an internship in kindergarten in Fuzhou, and will graduate and start working this July. This means another child will graduate from our sponsorship program and become financially independent soon! Vicky is currently living with Family 201. On weekends, she helps the house parents cook and do some housework.
Child: Steven, 14 years old. This February, Steven was adopted by a Chinese family. Unfortunately, the adoption was disrupted and Steven was sent back to the Children’s Home. This hurt him badly and made him feel rejected. The entire Children’s Home has been praying for Steven. Steven currently studies in No.22 Middle School where he is being negatively influenced by his peers recently. We are considering transfer school for Steven, however it is difficult to transfer school in a short time. We keep praying for Steven and pray for the wisdom for the family 201 to best help Steven go through this difficult time.
This is family 201. There are laughers and tears, happiness and sadness here. This is a portrayal of our Fuzhou Children’s Home.