Friday, August 7, 2009

Defending the Cause of the Orphan

Tom Davis challenged his blog readers to come together and write 500 blog posts about how an orphan has impacted and changed our lives for the better. He asked us to post this on our blog so that when people search for the movie they will get all positive messages about adoption and orphan care. Here is a link to his post, to find out how to participate click here:

Here is my story:

Warner Bros. new horror movie Orphan proclaims that it must be hard to love an adopted child as much as your own. Let me tell you about how an orphan changed my life. I haven't adopted a child but I do sponsor a child in China. His name is Du Xinyong (English name: Tristan). He is a cute little one year old boy who lives at Shepherd's Field Children's Village ( He is a special needs orphan just like the 100 or so other children living there. I started sponsoring him in January of this year and this was the first child I had ever sponsored, so I didn't really know what to expect. You may think that when you sponsor a child you wouldn't get very attached. Well, that isn't necessarily true, this boy is incredible. Although I haven't seen him in person it is so exciting to see new pictures of him. It is so much fun to watch him grow and make new accomplishments. I know that I am not only helping him but in more ways he is helping me. If you don't already sponsor a child I would strongly suggest it. Here is a recent picture of Tristan, you can really see the joy in his face! Just think of all the joy he would bring to a forever family!


Annie said...

Thank you SO much for posting this, Sharon! What an important task we have now to step up and counter the message of this horrible movie. I look forward to posting my own story very soon!

Sharon said...

It was my pleasure! Yes this is a very important task, and we need to get it out there to as much people as possible. I look forward to hearing your story, Annie!