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Meet Our Staff: Gina

Meet Our Staff: Gina

In 2007, I came to China and started working for NHF as a nurse. That was my very first time to leave the Philippines and work overseas. I didn’t know the language, and NHF sent someone to pick me up at the airport. They helped me to adapt in whatever way they could…

Child Spotlight: Peter

Child Spotlight: Peter

Peter has grown into a persistent “little man,” full of energy and described by his nurses as “always happy.” Their description of him is readily verifiable, too. Just about whenever and wherever you meet him, Peter is quick to blow kisses and his smile comes easy…

Meet Our Staff: Jona

Meet Our Staff: Jona

At first, I was just looking for a hospital to work for after graduation until my sister, who was already working in Beijing at that time, told me about New Hope Foundation and the work they were doing. So I sent out my application through email and they said…

Child Spotlight: Oriel

Child Spotlight: Oriel

Oriel is an energetic toddler with a radiant smile who loves to play with our other children. She loves her nannies very much, too, and is adoringly attached to them. She is happy and content to interact with others as long as one of her nannies is close at hand. Oriel can often be heard…

Who Would Have Guessed?

Who Would Have Guessed?

New Hope Foundation finds itself at the cusp of a new season. A season where we can look back with gratitude for what God has done, where we can look at the present and see His provision and where we can look ahead with HOPE…

Adoption Update: Ellis

Adoption Update: Ellis

“Nearly 11 years ago, I boarded a plane for China and brought this beautiful 3-year-old girl into my life. Born with spina bifida and sent to a palliative care unit in the city of Jiaozuo, Henan province to die in peace, New Hope Foundation intervened…

Children’s Day 2020

Children’s Day 2020

On this Children’s Day—and every day—we celebrate the young lives that have been graciously entrusted into our care. Celebrate with us the cute, the adorable and the sometimes goofy kiddos we’re so grateful to call our own!

Child Spotlight: Kenny

Child Spotlight: Kenny

Hello! My name is Kenny and I was born in 2017 in the Henan province of China. I was born with a gastrointestinal condition. I was first admitted into the care of New Hope Foundation in early 2018 when I was just two months old. As you can guess…

Meet Our Staff: Becca

Meet Our Staff: Becca

Today we take a turn from our nursing staff to showcase a team member of many talents, Rebecca Shook. From teaching to storytelling to accounting, Rebecca has worn many hats and has done a little bit of everything during her tenure at New Hope…

Meet Our Staff: April

Meet Our Staff: April

We trust you’re enjoying the opportunity to get to know a few of the wonderful people who make up our staff through these regular posts. Given the current month we’re in, we thought it only fitting to turn our spotlight on another of our loving nurses whose name is—yes, you guessed it—April…

Passing the Time During COVID-19

Passing the Time During COVID-19

As we shared in our most recent newsletter, our Care Centers have been and continue to be under lock-down to protect our children and, thanks be to God, we have not had any positive COVID-19 cases within our facilities…

Meet Our Staff: Jeanky

Meet Our Staff: Jeanky

Today we introduce another of our frontline team members, Jeanky. She has the distinction of being the youngest member of our nursing staff. She came to New Hope Foundation in April 2014—fresh out of nursing school and hardly more…

Child Spotlight: Zelda

Child Spotlight: Zelda

Hello! My name is Zelda and I was born in 2013 in the Henan province of China. I was born with a cleft lip, cleft palate and a nervous system condition. I was first admitted into the care of New Hope Foundation when I was just one month old and…

Meet Our Staff: Krishtel

Meet Our Staff: Krishtel

Today we want to share the story of one of our team members who lovingly cares for our children—and continues to do so even now in spite of this present threat. She is our fun-loving nurse, Krishtel. She’s worked for us…

Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year

We’ve been busy celebrating Chinese New Year as the Year of the Rat has just scampered in! Everywhere you look—inside and out—there are beautiful decorations of red and gold, and lots of cute little mice…

Child Spotlight: Winslow

Child Spotlight: Winslow

Hello! I’m Winslow and I was born in 2011 in the Henan province of China. I came into this world with a condition of my nervous system, and I was admitted into the care of New Hope Foundation when I was just over two years old…

A New Season of Hope

A New Season of Hope

An exciting transition has taken place here at New Hope Foundation with the (semi) retirement of our founders, Dr. Joyce and Robin Hill, and the installment of Steve Nelson Martin, Jr., MD as CEO. In case you’ve missed our last couple of newsletters…

Christmas at the Care Centers

Christmas at the Care Centers

Christmas at our Care Centers is always a joyous time, and this year was no exception! There was lots of laughter and good cheer as we handed out presents to our nannies and sang Christmas carols for the kids. We…

Meet Our Staff: Bai Xue (Summer)

Meet Our Staff: Bai Xue (Summer)

Bai Xue is one of many wonderful nurses employed by New Hope Foundation, and today we shine our spotlight on her. Nurse Xue goes by the English name Summer, which is rather amusing as the literal translation of her Chinese name is “white snow.” She…

Volunteer Story: The Bartons

Volunteer Story: The Bartons

We have had the absolute privilege of volunteering with New Hope Foundation on three different occasions over the last few years. We have assisted with preschool classes, pool time, playtime in nurseries, scrapbooking pages for the children’s life…

Adoption Update: Mary Katherine

Adoption Update: Mary Katherine

From Mary Katherine’s parents: We are so humbled by the genuine love and medical care Mary Katherine received from her nannies during her time at New Hope. They truly are the hands and feet of Jesus. This life-saving gift will never be lost on us. We…

Child Spotlight: Pirena

Child Spotlight: Pirena

My name is Pirena and I was born in the Henan province of China in 2017. Nice to meet you! From what I understand, Pirena is a Filipino name. That’s pretty cool, huh? The “Pi” is pronounced like “pit” (without the “t,” of course) and the “re” is…

Meet Our Staff: Millie

Meet Our Staff: Millie

Well over a decade-and-a-half ago, a young lady in Beijing was asked to assist in finding nannies for an organization dedicated to helping medically fragile orphaned infants. The organization was, of course, New Hope Foundation, and in July of 2003,…

Volunteer Story: Annie

Volunteer Story: Annie

I volunteered at New Hope as a preschool teacher for children aged two to nine years old. I taught them the English alphabet, numbers, shapes, and colors using a variety of activities including songs, dance, and hands-on crafts. These children brought…

Adoption Update: Caroline

Adoption Update: Caroline

It is hard to believe that over four years have passed since we were in China! We are forever grateful to the staff and nannies that provided life-sustaining medical care and much love and nurture to Caroline (known as “Mary” in Beijing) for the first…

Child Spotlight: Crispin

Child Spotlight: Crispin

My name is Crispin. I was born in 2017 in the Henan province of China. The Chinese called 2017 the Year of the Rooster—and not just any rooster, mind you. It was the year of the fire rooster! That might explain a lot. I was born prematurely, and I am…

Meet Our Staff: Li Guo Lan (Linda)

Meet Our Staff: Li Guo Lan (Linda)

This is the third installment in our triple-header opening of this topic, Meet Our Staff. Today we introduce Li Guo Lan. We call her by her English name, Linda. Along with Xiao Li and Xiao Juan, she is the third individual who has been with New Hope…

Volunteer Story: Freya

Volunteer Story: Freya

I volunteered at New Hope for three months during the end of 2018. To say that it has changed my life is an understatement. Love, hope, faith and courage fill those walls more than I ever thought possible. I walked in those doors in September and…

Adoption Update: Steven

Adoption Update: Steven

From Steven’s parents: Steven has been home for almost 3 years.  He is hilarious and loves to snuggle.  He loves his 4 siblings something fierce.  Despite many surgeries since coming home, he is growing and thriving and will be starting first grade in…

Child Spotlight: Galvis

Child Spotlight: Galvis

Hello! My name is Galvis and I had my second birthday this past summer. I was born in 2017 in the Henan province of China. I was born with Spina Bifida, and when I was just two-and-a-half months old, I was admitted into the care of New Hope Foundation….

Meet Our Staff: Xiao Juan

Meet Our Staff: Xiao Juan

We told you in a recent post about the first of three people who have been an integral part of this work from the very beginning. Now we’d like to introduce you to the second among those three, Yang Ya Juan. Xiao Juan is the nickname she goes by, but…

Volunteer Story: Joyce

Volunteer Story: Joyce

My 7 months at New Hope were some of the most memorable and rewarding of my entire life. I arrived in September 2017 jet-lagged and relatively unaware of what I was getting myself into. Although I was a total stranger to them, the kids were so excited…

Adoption Update: Jie

Adoption Update: Jie

Jie is such an amazing little guy! He’s kind, loving, mischievous, and determined with a silly sense of humor. We’ve discovered he has a little bit of daredevil side-he loves to climb and ride his plasma car (bike) fast. His upper body strength is…

Meet Our Staff: Xiao Li

Meet Our Staff: Xiao Li

Those of you familiar with the story of New Hope Foundation will likely know that there were three special Chinese individuals who helped Robin and Dr. Joyce Hill launch this work. This is the story of one of them.Li Meng, who we affectionately call…

Child Spotlight: Deleila

Child Spotlight: Deleila

Hi, my name is Deleila and I’m 3 years old. I am from the Henan Province and I was born with an eye condition. I was admitted into the care of one of New Hope Foundation’s Care Centers in September of 2016 as a chubby little 3.5-month-old. Deleila,…

Adoption Update: Zanden

Adoption Update: Zanden

From Zanden’s parents: We cannot begin to fully express how thankful we are for the care our son received at NHF, it would just be inadequate. Our hearts are full with love for the women who have loved our baby boy so well as if he were their own. Many…

Child Spotlight: Shayla

Child Spotlight: Shayla

Hi, my name is Shayla and I’m 6 years old. I am from Henan Province and was admitted into the care of one of New Hope Foundation’s Special Care Centers in Henan in February of 2015, just shy of my 2nd birthday. I have a condition called CHD (congenital

Adoption Update: Phoebe

Adoption Update: Phoebe

Phoebe is an amazing, energetic, determined, caring, curious, brilliant and FUN little girl!!! She has so many interests right now…she loves to wrestle with her Baba EVERY night, hang out with her sisters whenever they’re around, play…

Child Spotlight: Jonathan & Rafael

Child Spotlight: Jonathan & Rafael

Hi, we are Jonathan and Rafael, 1.5 year old twin boys. We are from Henan Province and were admitted into the care of one of New Hope Foundation’s Care Centers in Henan in September of 2017 when we were just 3 days old. We were both born…

Volunteer Story: Edie

Volunteer Story: Edie

Stories of Hope I spent the last two months of 2017 volunteering at New Hope and it was undoubtedly one of the best, most challenging and life changing experiences of my life. My time there was divided in two – I spent the first month in Beijing helping out and...

Adoptee Update: Jamie

Adoptee Update: Jamie

Jamie has brought so much joy to our family!  We are about to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his adoption and I can’t seem to remember life before Jamie came to our family.  He was always such an active and curious little boy and he still has those qualities, but he has also grown into a calm and insightful…

Child Spotlight: Lakambini

Child Spotlight: Lakambini

Hi, my name is Lakambini and I’ve just turned 2 years old. I am a little ball of energy and joy, and am full of curiosity. I just recently learned how to walk so there’s no stopping me now!I am from Henan Province and was admitted into the care of one of New Hope Foundation’s…

Volunteer Story: Gaea

Volunteer Story: Gaea

I volunteered for around 2 months at the New Hope Foundation in Beijing, and although it was an experience I will treasure forever, it is so hard for me to put into words everything I learned while I was there. My main duties as a volunteer revolved around organizing and running the preschool, and…

Adoption Update: Abbey

Adoption Update: Abbey

It’s so hard to put into words how much New Hope means to our family! Abbey (known as “Trace” while at New Hope) is thriving and we know it is because of all the love she received in New Hope’s care. Abbey fits into our family perfectly – her younger brother is her best friend and they very…

Child Spotlight: Isaac

Child Spotlight: Isaac

Hi, my name is Isaac and I’ve just turned 6 years old. I am currently the oldest child living at New Hope Foundation’s Shunyi, Beijing home. I am full of energy, smiles and determination and I bring a lot of joy and laughter to those around me…

Adoption Update: Isabella

Adoption Update: Isabella

Isabella (Xin Xin) was adopted into our family to make our 9th and final child. We had loved her from her first photo, posted at 6 months of age and we prayed that we might someday be her family. We had paperwork in China from 2012 on—hoping to be matched with her. She loves her forever family…

Volunteer Story: Stephanie Irizarry

Volunteer Story: Stephanie Irizarry

New Hope Foundation changed me and open my eyes in so many ways back in August 2009 when I first stepped into this magical place. A place full of hope and love. New Hope is no ordinary place it was founded with love by Dr. Joyce and Robin Hill and you can feel and see it in every way…

Adoption Update: Cyndi

Adoption Update: Cyndi

Cyndi is our beautiful, spunky 13 year old daughter. She is light hearted and funny and has a real talent for drawing. Her favorite things to draw are dragons, wolves and anime characters. She loves Miyazaki movies and hopes to be an animator someday…

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