AA family of six, with 4 kids under 8, who moved from US suburbia to China in 2009 to work with a family practice residency training program, and also be involved with service work in nursing homes, countryside villages and with orphans in foster care and orphanage settings. Papa is a family physician with 10 years of clinical experience with everyone from the cradle to the nursing home. Mama is a pediatrician who worked in international child health, adoption medicine as well as general pediatrics back in the US.dd your thoughts here… (optional)

Chopstix for Seven

Over the past 6 months the orphanage in our city has made some changes, and we are already seeing the fruit.

Although we visit the orphanage as a team every week, I am often the last to find out about certain things, since I miss the side conversations and snatches of talk that yield useful facts.

All the more stimulus to press on learning Chinese, of course.

We knew they had a few couples fostering children and living on the social welfare campus that houses the orphanage (there are buildings for every age category from cradle to nursing home here), and suddenly there was a promotion on TV and the internet that the orphanage was searching for 20 more couples.

The word was, they had such a positive feedback from the trial of the first 8-10 households that they decided to implement the fostering much more broadly.

A Chinese friend…

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