Born in May 2017, this sweet almost three-year-old boy was admitted to the baby home in November of 2019 as a malnourished little one with cerebral palsy. It is reported that Ezra has a good appetite and we can't wait to see a smile on his little face.
Byron is a two year old baby who is physically & intellectually disabled and has a seizure disorder. It is reported that Byron is a very peaceful boy who loves to receive cuddles and affection.
Josie has been living at the Tender Hearts home for four years. She was found at a hospital in critical condition, suffering from severe malnutrition. She has been diagnosed with a physical and mental disability. As of August 2019, Josie needs a family! Contact us if you'd like more information.
This little guy has a wonderful smile, in spite of the many challenges he faces. He is a ten-year-old orphaned child who has been in the Tender Hearts home for over two years. After family tragedy, he was referred for care. Andre is blind and mute with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. He is capable of sitting, moving himself a bit, feeding himself, and moving his body to the sound of music. ANDRE IS ADOPTABLE! Please contact us for agency information!
These children from Uganda are older children with significant special needs. They reside in the Tender Hearts home, located on a beautiful plot of hilltop land on the outskirts of Kampala. The home is operated by Ken and Cathy Nganda, native Ugandans who have their own nonprofit (Heart of a Child) and have dedicated their lives to caring for orphaned, abandoned, abused, and neglected children. The majority of children at the home arrive into care in fragile condition, many with medical diagnoses such as HIV and severe malnutrition. They require ongoing close monitoring and attention from the home’s specially trained, live-in nannies. The Ngandas' goal for each abandoned child is for family reunification whenever possible. Social workers employed by the home work tirelessly to find extended family members who can care for the children once they have been restored to health. Foster care options are being developed, as we believe so strongly in the importance of family care for children, but the process is slow. Family-based foster care for a non-relative (versus the common informal kinship care arrangements) is new in Uganda. The hope is that appropriate foster families can be found for these children while they wait for foster care, adoption, or reunification with a birth family member, but that does not appear to be likely anytime in the near future, especially for older children with significant special needs. These children have been designated specifically for Open Hearts for Orphans, and as you consider sponsoring them financially, we ask that you please pray for them as well.