What would it take to have a world without orphans? In China, there is a unique problem causing orphanhood:
LiXia* was abandoned as an infant. The reason? She was born with a heart defect.
Every year, around 100,000 children are abandoned across China.**
98% of them have special needs.***
Social stigmas, financial pressures, and lack of resources make it incredibly difficult for families to raise a child with special needs.
XiaoHang was born with Cerebral Palsy. His parents bravely chose to keep him and raise him.
But when he was still little, the pressure was too much and his mama quietly gave her son to another family and visited him when she could.
She says she’ll never forget the heartbreak of that day.
Children with special needs all over China are at risk of being abandoned.
The good news: you can prevent it.
Consider making a donation today to prevent a child from becoming an orphan.
*Name changed for her protection.
**New York Times, 2018