Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS) is caused by entrapment of fetal parts (usually a limb or digits) in fibrous amniotic bands while in utero. In other words: Before the baby was born the body parts that shows signs of ABS (arm, fingers, toes, etc.,) were caught up and entangled in string-like bands. This caused abnormalities that were present at birth.
"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know,and holds us responsible to act."
We hope that everyone will help us as we strive to instill in our child that while she may have a physical challenge, she is in no way "disabled". Our prayer for her is that she will grow up to be a confident young lady who is sure of the fact that she, like her brothers, is fearfully and wonderfully made by her Creator and that He has plans to give her hope and a future. ~unknown author~
Our Daughter was with Half the Sky, Click to learn more! Right now in China, Half the Sky employs 594 nannies, 312 teachers, 70 local supervisors, and 79 field and office staff, all working to bring nurturing programs to orphaned children
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Changing children’s lives does not require new facilities or expensive playthings or complicated new procedures. Human contact is the most important ingredient, and caretakers can make a huge difference—just by taking an extra moment whenever possible to hold the babies, talk to the children, hug them all, and assure them that someone cares. —For the Children, Half the Sky’s training manual
A child sat on Jesus’ lap in the splendor of heaven. The child asked, “Is it time?”Jesus parted the clouds, looked and said,“No, not yet child.”The child asked, “When will it be time?”Jesus replied, “When lessons are learned,hardships endured, and loneliness lived,then it will be time.”Time passed. The child asked, “Is it time?” Jesus parted the clouds, looked and said,“No, not yet child.”The child asked, “When will it be time?”Jesus replied, “When maturity is reached, self-worth affirmed and spirits strengthened, then it will be time.”Time passed. The child asked, “Is it time?”Jesus parted the clouds, looked and said,“Their love is strong and their hearts are open.Yes, now it is time-“Your family is ready.”~Author unknown
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100 Good Wishes Quilt
What is a 100 Good Wishes Quilt? To welcome and celebrate a new life, there is a tradition in the northern part of China to make a Bai Jia Bei, or 100 Good Wishes Quilt. It is a custom to invite friends and family to contribute a patch of cloth with a wish for the baby. Part of the patch of cloth goes into the quilt for the baby, and the other part of the cloth can go into a creative memory notebook with the wish for the child. The quilt contains the luck, energy, and good wishes from all the families and friends who contributed a piece of fabric. The quilt is then passed down from generation to generation.