Here at SCH, our heartbeat is to usher our children toward family, whether that be through adoption, reunification or foster care - each way has the potential to alter the life of a child. If you have followed us on Facebook or read previous blogs, you’ll know that we are always talking about family. There is nothing we love more than to announce when one of our children goes home with their forever family, but one thing that we may not talk about as much is the reunification of children with their birth family.
SCH is shifting it's focus towards preventing the abandonment of children with special needs. We have been working with social workers and local volunteers to try to connect our children with their birth family. Though we understand there are many factors that go into whether or not it is possible or safe to reunite children with their birth families, we believe that if it is possible and safe, it can be the best way to bring about restoration and redemption to a child who has suffered significant loss by being abandoned.
A few of our children are not true ‘orphans’ in the sense of the word. Our children have been ‘orphaned’ sometimes by choice, other times by circumstance - either way, we believe that restoration is possible... Milo and Ethan are two very special boys that have what the majority of our other children don’t - a biological bond that they will forever share. Though they are currently separated from their birth parents, they have each other - a bond of brotherly love that will not be broken.
So when Milo and Ethan came to us in March of last year, our heart was for reuniting them with their birth family. Reunification is not always a simple or straightforward process, but our hope is still that these sweet boys would be reunited. Milo and Ethan are two very special boys that have what the majority of our other children don’t - a biological bond that they will forever share. Though they are currently separated from their birth parents, they have each other - a bond of brotherly love that will not be broken.
Milo is a mischievous, energetic boy who loves to laugh and play while Ethan is a generally content and curious boy who loves to sit and take in the world around him. It is beautiful to see their bond of brotherhood - how Milo comforts Ethan when he is upset. How endearing it is to see Ethan mimic his older brother while he plays. These sweet boys are truly something special, they simply bring life and energy by walking into a room.
SCH's staff is working tirelessly to reunite these brothers with their birth family, but until that happens we need your help. Milo and Ethan need monthly child sponsors to stand beside them and support them during this process. If you would like to sponsor either of these amazing kids, please follow their links below to become a donor today.