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This sweet baby is living in the baby home but has recently been diagnosed with sickle cell anemia, so he will be hospitalized as needed.
Martin is diagnosed as having a physical disability, which is likely Cerebral Palsy. He is approximately 11 years old, and a search for his birth family was unsuccessful.
This little beauty is about five years old and has been living at the Tender Hearts home for three years. She was found at a hospital in critical condition, suffering from severe malnutrition. She has been diagnosed with a physical and mental disability.
This little guy has a wonderful smile, in spite of the many challenges he faces. He is a nine year old orphaned child who has been in the Tender Hearts home for over two years. After family tragedy, he was referred for care. Andre is blind and mute with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. He is capable of sitting, moving himself a bit, feeding himself, and moving his body to the sound of music.
Sponsor an orphan's care
These children from Uganda are older children with significant special needs. They reside in the Tender Hearts home, located on a beautiful plot of hilltop land on the outskirts of Kampala. The home is operated by Ken and Cathy Nganda, native Ugandans who have their own nonprofit (Heart of a Child) and have dedicated their lives to caring for orphaned, abandoned, abused, and neglected children. The majority of children at the home arrive into care in fragile condition, many with medical diagnoses such as HIV and severe malnutrition. They require ongoing close monitoring and attention from the home’s specially trained, live-in nannies. The Ngandas' goal for each abandoned child is for family reunification whenever possible. Social workers employed by the home work tirelessly to find extended family members who can care for the children once they have been restored to health. Foster care options are being developed, as we believe so strongly in the importance of family care for children, but the process is slow. Family-based foster care for a non-relative (versus the common informal kinship care arrangements) is new in Uganda. The hope is that appropriate foster families can be found for these children while they wait for foster care, adoption, or reunification with a birth family member, but that does not appear to be likely anytime in the near future, especially for older children with significant special needs. These children have been designated specifically for Open Hearts for Orphans, and as you consider sponsoring them financially, we ask that you please pray for them as well.
This adorable little guy is about five years old and was referred to the Tender Hearts home for care in 2016. He is diagnosed as having a physical and mental disability.
Ruth, meaning "vision of beauty" is 8 years old and has been diagnosed as having a physical and mental disability. This sweet child suffered trauma in her early years and, as the result, has been living in the Tender Hearts foster home for the last 2 years.