He has been living with his foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tao since he was only 3 months old. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy, doctors said he would find it very difficult to walk or speak. But after 8 years of dedicated care from his foster parents and professional physiotherapy Tao Ran is mobile, independent and able to communicate through sign language.
As a result of Care for Children’s ongoing training in high quality foster care, the child welfare institution where Tao Ran lived as a baby now runs a successful family placement programme. Some of their staff have been re-trained by Care for Children to become family placement workers, who then went on to identify and continue to monitor and offer support to Mr. and Mrs. Tao and other foster parents in the community.
Following Care for Children’s model, the institution has also developed traits of a community centre, offering treatments such as professional physiotherapy for children like Tao Ran who benefit from their family placement programme.
Thank you to all our supporters. Without you, stories like these would not be possible. Your support has not only given Tao Ran the opportunity to grow up in a loving family, but that same opportunity has been given to countless boys and girls.
Boys and girls who are being placed into local, loving families that are well supported by highly trained family placement workers and the Care for Children team.