About 2 months ago, on August 27, a heavy storm hit the Phnom Penh region in Cambodia, causing structural damage at the Children’s Relief Center – in particular, the school house roof, the parking hut, and the stable for the chicken, geese, oxen, and cows. Fortunately, no one was injured in the storm.
Carolina Hope has a long-standing relationship with the Children’s Relief Center (CRC). The orphanage director assists Carolina Hope families who adopt from Cambodia, and Cambodian orphans placed by Carolina Hope often come from the CRC. (Note that U.S. citizens cannot presently adopt from Cambodia, though residents of certain other countries may. For more information, visit our Cambodia adoption page.) Both Laura Godwin (Carolina Hope’s director) and I (Josh Jensen) have visited the orphanage during trips to Cambodia.
About $1000 of the $2000 needed for repairs has already been raised from adoptive families. Another $2000 is needed for fill-dirt and a concrete road. (About half of the year in Cambodia is rainy season. Dirt roads become almost impassable. Take it from someone who has experienced it first-hand!)
I’m SO excited for you! And I will pray for your failmy. We are blessed to be foster and adoptive parents, we have 2 boys, plus one adopted son, and one foster son. The foster son has been with us since birth (15 months now), but will soon be going back into his birth mothers care. We are grieving as we hoped we would be able to adopt him, I think the hardest part of the whole process is making sure it’s not about me.
Andy and Steph are on MSNBC.COM today about their Guatemala adoption. HOw is life in school?
Eliz,Kyle, Zach, and Kate Gordon