Friday, May 22, 2009

Trip Postponed

Thanks for your support and notes this week about our upcoming trip to China. Sadly we got a call yesterday telling us the orphanages did not want us to visit because of the threat of swine flu. We were also told that if we did go and anyone on the plane had a temperature, there is a chance we could be quarantined for 7 days. Not good.
So we have postponed our trip. Our current, tentative plan is to go in September. I will let you know then what our plans are so you can follow us on the blog and keep us in your thoughts and prayers. We will get the nebuilizers that Cathy had already bought to China asap with traveling families and we will save the money donated for the trip til September and buy vitamins for the kids with that money! Again, thank you for all your support!


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Off to China...

Gracie's Mom, Cathy Reilly and I are off to China on May 30. We will join Xia Zhong of Chinese Childrens Charities there . We will visit the new Gracie's room at XinXiang and view a few other sites where there is currently no outside help and they are very much in need of any help at all. We will be blogging. I am bringing vitamins (which Xia
says the kiddoes need to supplement their poor diet) and toys. If you would like to contribute to these purchases, please click on the "chip in widget" top right of this page and contribute through Paypal. I will take pictures of whatever is purchased and post them to this site.

I am excited to go and hold these babies. And to see what DJ kids has done in Henan.I appreciate your good thoughts and, if you are so inclined, your prayers as we go on this journey!


Dianjiang Kids International

Dianjiang Kids began with buying bouncy chairs for Dianjiang in 2007 and a year later we were able to begin Gracie’s Room. Together with Chinese Children’s Charites, the non-profit arm of the adoption agency CCAI, DJ Kids also supports foster care at Dianjiang. When abandonment numbers went down, there was no longer a need for Gracie’s Room at Dianjiang. We asked our contact at Chinese Children’s Charities where we could help. Henan is China’s most populous province and also has the fewest adoptions. Dianjiang Kids opened a Gracie’s Room in XinXiang, Henan in August 2008. To read more about the history of the Gracie's Room project click here.