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Medical Professionals Are Especially Needed!
Thousands of children living in institutions and foster-care in China are in need of advocacy. These children have medical and developmental files that are 3, 5, and sometimes even 8 or 9 years out-of-date. Volunteers are greatly needed to travel to China this Fall and participate in one or more trips to update the files of these children and help create new opportunities for them to be matched with loving families!
Gladney Center for Adoption is planning a series of trips to China during October, November, and December 2016 to perform medical and developmental screenings for adoptable children. These trips follow a recent initiative by the China Centre for Children’s Welfare and Adoption (CCCWA) to increase the chances of adoption for thousands of children living in orphanages, most of whom have medical needs or who are older. Gladney Center will support this initiative and send teams of medical volunteers and other professionals to update the background files of the children already cleared for international adoption. Gladney Center is seeking qualified volunteers to join us on these trips!
The trips to China will vary to some extent, as each trip will focus on a specific region (and certain social welfare institutes within that region). Gladney Staff and volunteers will spend approximately one week in one or more social welfare institutes screening and interacting directly with the children. Volunteers will have the opportunity to make a difference in the opportunity for the children to be adopted and grow up in a family. Volunteers will be immersed within the community of the orphanage and will be interacting with the children and the professionals who care for them. The visits will give each participant an in-depth understanding of how institutions for abandoned children provide services and daily care.
Gladney seeks volunteers with varied personal and professional backgrounds. Most important is that each member seek to learn about the strengths and challenges of each child that is met. The work will be inspiring, humbling and emotional. For this reason we are looking for mature volunteers that are culturally competent and sensitive. A successful team will be comprised of individuals with differing backgrounds. Volunteers will bring their own equipment.
Each team will be comprised of seven members:
Four to six trips to specific provinces in China are being planned. Gladney can accommodate medical volunteers during an extended period of time in China if participation on multiple trips is being considered.
Proposed Trip Dates (to be confirmed):
Teachers, mental health workers, social workers, and others with professional experience working with children in a strength based and developmentally informed manner are encouraged to apply.
The cost of this trip is $3,000. This cost includes:
A limited number of scholarships are available based on financial need.
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For more information or to request a trip application contact Wendy Stanley, Gladney Center, Director of Asia Programs
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