Humanitarian Aid China

China Quick Facts

• Estimated to have 573,000 orphans in 2006

• 95% of orphans are girls

• Largest population in the world: 1,330,141,295 people

• Male literacy rate: 95.1%, Female literacy rate: 86.5%

• Eight native languages
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China, embodying a deep reservoir of history and culture, holds the impressive distinction of being the oldest continuous civilization in the world. This role juxtaposes with its new, modern reputation as the world's fastest growing economy. The Chinese government implemented the controversial One Child Policy in 1979 to facilitate the country's fantastical economic growth.

This state-regulated family planning program, combined with cultural pressures to have a male child, created a phenomenon of "missing girls," many of whom were abandoned and taken into orphanages. Although Americans have adopted more children from China than any other country, new regulations put forward by the China Center for Adoption Affairs has hindered foreign parents ability to adopt, reducing adoptions from China by half over the past three years. Thus, it is essential to reach out to the children who remain in China's orphanages.

Hope International has been able to:

  • Provide formula for children in foster care

  • Unite a child from a Chinese orphanage with their "forever" family in the United States

  • Provide donations of medicines and medical supplies

  • Provided wheelchairs to orphaned children who were bedridden before this donation

  • Send volunteers for ten days to interact and play with children in an orphanage, giving them the most precious gift of touch and love