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child with clown at children's day festival in Mexico

2024 April Heartbeat

Celebrate Children’s Day in Mexico, strengthening the family and bringing hope. Access to counseling for families provides hope.

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health care worker talks with a mexican woman attending a free health fair

2024 March Heartbeat

Read how your donations are changing lives in Mexico and China. Vocational training in China and a free health fair in Mexico are highlighted.

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Baby Erick with his mother and grandmother

2024 February Heartbeat

From the Heart It’s cold outside in my part of the country, and since the sun sets early, I’m spending more time indoors. I’m musing about RuiRui, LongLong, and XuanXuan in China and the struggles their families face. How can we support and encourage them in this demanding journey? Parenting is hard work, filled with […]

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nine-year-old girl who needs imaging to check for a brain tumor

2024 January Heartbeat

From the Heart As we close the holiday season and look forward to 2024, I’m hopeful instead of anxious. There’s a reason for that: my confidence in a God who cares deeply about orphans and a community that reflects that same value. Bonhoeffer said, “…the person who loves those around them will create community.” I […]

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baby learning to hold up head and reach for balls. Not actual client.

2023 December Heartbeat

From the Heart Are you hopeful about the future? I am. The past few years have been a rollercoaster for many of us, and the changes at Shepherd’s Field and in China reflect that bumpy ride. It was exciting when the Vocational Building was complete, and we had a strong staff. It was heartbreaking when […]

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health care worker in Mexico with client

2023 November Heartbeat

Celebrating 28 years of transforming lives of vulnerable children with humanitarian aid or medical care.

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young Chinese orphan with big smile

2023 October Heartbeat

From the Heart Change is in the air! In my hometown, the leaves are changing colors and falling. The night air is crisp and cool and suddenly hearty meals sound appealing. This prompted me to think a little more about change. You see, the Philip Hayden Foundation has been undergoing change for the past three […]

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young chinese girl with hydrocephalus

2023 September Heartbeat

From the Heart Decades ago, Tim and Pam Baker moved to China to teach English. They were later joined by their good friend Philip Hayden. While living in China, they became aware of the plight of vulnerable children, which touched their hearts. This became much more hands-on with the adoption of the Baker’s daughter, Esther. […]

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girl receiving eggs and cookies

2023 August Heartbeat

From the Heart Are you part of a community? Every community has a purpose, like a source of social connection or a sense of belonging. Sociologists tell us that, as humans, we need that sense of belonging to thrive. Most of us are members of more than one community, and if you read this newsletter, […]

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young chinese girl with cleft lip and palate, repaired

2023 July Heartbeat

From the Heart Twenty years ago, we saw the very first photo of our fourth daughter. While our other daughters are also adopted, this was our first adoption from China and the first one we had chosen to adopt a child with correctible special needs. Her photo had been taken nearly a year before, and […]

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health care worker in Mexico with client

2023 June Heartbeat

Free Health Fairs in Yucatán, Mexico What would it be like not having access to medical care? Unfortunately, it’s a reality for many families living in extreme poverty near Mérida on the Yucatán Peninsula. Our partner, Red de Ciudadanos de Mérida, a local charity, addresses this concern. A health fair with free access to medical […]

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two Mexican girls enjoying a Children's Day celebration

May 2023 Heartbeat

From the Heart How many people do you know with asthma? As you may know, asthma affects the airways in the lungs, causing difficulty breathing. For some people, asthma is just an inconvenience. But for others, it can interfere with daily activities and lead to a life-threatening asthma attack. May is Asthma Awareness Month, so […]

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chinese girl living at a healing home connected to an orphanage in China

April 2023 Heartbeat

From the Heart Have you ever planned a BIG family vacation or experience? Did you read about your destination or ask friends for recommendations? Travelers often plan their sightseeing or activities based on personal interests and values, perhaps museums, waterfront activities, or local restaurants. For example, when we traveled to China to adopt our daughter, […]

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2 year old Emma in Mexico needs life saving medical care

2023 March Heartbeat

PHF provides access to medical care to vulnerable children in Mexico. Many families in poverty lack the safety nets we have in the US.

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young boy with treacher collins syndrome hugs his mama in their tiny home

2023 February Heartbeat

From the Heart Are you “in the middle?” Unfortunately, many of the children and families we help are. “The middle is fog, exhaustion, loneliness, the daily battle against despair, and the nagging fear that tomorrow will be just like today, only you will be wearier and less able to defend yourself against it,” writes Shauna […]

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year of the rabbit 2023

2023 January Heartbeat

From the Heart As we close out 2022, stories of heartbreak and hope fill my thoughts. Because of local civil affairs restrictions, Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village remains closed. I miss the ring of children’s laughter, the chatter of the nannies as they gather meals for their houses, and the parade of children making their way […]

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schoolchildren in India holding school folders

2022 December Heartbeat

From the Heart As 2022 comes to a close, we are thankful for you and the impact you have made in the lives of children. Your donations to Philip Hayden Foundation have transformed lives in China and Mexico, with success in providing humanitarian aid, medical and therapy care, education, and vocational training. You can read […]

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chinese boy in wheelchair with adults on each side

2022 November Heartbeat

Announcing a new domain and website to showcase expansion to vulnerable children in China and Mexico. In addition, this issue highlights aid to vulnerable children worldwide.

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Angel's family for 2022 October Heartbeat

2022 October Heartbeat

PHF donations impacted a family with a medical crisis, a young woman with disabilities, and a boy with developmental delays.

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Brody getting his hair cut with hair clippers

2022 September Heartbeat

Orphan care in China has changed over the past decade. Philip Hayden Foundation continues to collaborate with local charities to change lives.

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Young boy smiling in a photo

2022 August Heartbeat

Make an impact on World Humanitarian Day with PHF! PHF provides humanitarian aid, vocational training, and therapy in China.

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water play for child with invisible disability

2022 July Heartbeat

July is disability awareness month. Read about the kids with invisible disabilities that PHF is supporting.

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child at healing home investigating a flower

2022 June Heartbeat

Childhood trauma can be caused by disabilities, but support can alter the outcome. Meet children whose lives are changed by your donations.

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three year old chinese boy and his therapist smile at the camera

2022 May Heartbeat

This month PHF is sharing inspiring stories of hope through medical care or therapy in China and in Mexico.

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