Adoption Complete…!

So, this week we finally completed the process of documenting the kids in Ogoloi. We want to give a huge shout out to the team at Children’s Hope Chest for working to get this done.

This is a lengthy process, and necessarily so. When a village like Ogoloi learns that westerners are planning to provide support for orphans in the area, a lot of people might be tempted to send their kids to receive support who are not actually qualified.

Now, to be honest, most kids in this region (with their parents still living) most certainly would benefit from support through Hope Chest, but a lot of care is taken to ensure that the kids with the most dire circumstances are cared for at the Care Points first.

So each of the children are documented and their home/ family/ living circumstances are independently verified. In any case, it has taken quite a while, and we are thrilled to be in a position to move on to the next phase of our “adoption” of these kids and this village.

View some of the kids
Until the website for Ogoloi is up and running we are posting photos and brief info of kids who are not yet sponsored on the Ogoloi Facebook page. Please visit and “Like” the page so that we can keep you updated on how the village progresses and our upcoming trips to the region.

We have officially documented 116 kids in the Ogoloi village that are available for sponsorship. We have about 30 already sponsored, our company (Century 21 Signature Real Estate) is sponsoring another 10, and we have about 20 commitments to sponsor from friends and family (we will be emailing you details shortly if this is you) We are quite confident that we will have about 60-70 of them accounted for by the end of next week. 

Read: HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE to learn more about the sponsorship program

Read: THE STORY OF OGOLOI to learn how we came to start this process. 

From there we will be working to find sponsors from our extended family, colleagues and friends. We have received a lot of interest from everyone we have discussed this with, but we also know that it will be a difficult process asking people to make this kind of commitment.  But we are confident it is worth it. 
We would ask that whether you are able to sponsor a child or not, that you help us out by simply sharing our blog and following the Orphans of Ogoloi Facebook page. It would be a huge help to get the word out and we would be very excited to have the opportunity to keep you all up to date on our progress and future development projects in the village. 
We are planning our next trip to Ogoloi for this December with a small group and it looks like we will be taking another group in Spring of 2012. 
If you have any interest in sponsoring a child, or simply want to learn more about Children’s Hope Chest and this process, please don’t hesitate to call Jen or I… or email us at ….We are always thrilled to be able to fill people in on what we are doing and what God is doing in the lives of these kids. 

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

– Matthew 25 

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