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Tianjin orphanage team meets with PHF

2020 November Heartbeat

From the Founder Our 25 years of serving China’s orphan community have been incredible – filled with ups and downs, highs and lows, successes and failures (a few!) – but this year may be the most challenging of all. Amidst the countless setbacks and challenges all of us have faced in 2020 due to the […]

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Wendy travels independently to Shanghai and celebrates at Disney with Lily.

2020 October Heartbeat

Local officials say the 7Acres project is unquestionably necessary to help teens. Wendy proudly demonstrates her independence by traveling alone to Shanghai. Levi needs a forever family – and we celebrate other milestones.

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Stacey and husband with Tim Baker

2020 September Heartbeat

Life has changed with a global pandemic, but the needs of the unseen have not changed. Tim Baker reflects on 25 years and Steve Allen remembers leading more than 15 teams to PHF – with life changing results.

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Team visit 2008 olympic flag

2020 August Heartbeat

Life has changed with a global pandemic, but the needs of the unseen have not changed. Tim Baker reflects on 25 years and Steve Allen remembers leading more than 15 teams to PHF – with life changing results.

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Civil Affairs tours 7Acres Campus

2020 July Heartbeat

Civil Affairs officials visit 7Acres, but Covid-19 delays arrival of new residents. Brody needs a forever family. Adoption rules in China change to allow adoption to age 18.

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2020 June Heartbeat

From the Founder We can’t wait to open! We recently held meetings via WeChat video (China’s version of Zoom) with our 7Acres Team, our local NGO partners and a representative from Civil Affairs to discuss the opening date for the 7Acres Project. It was our goal to launch the new effort on June 1, which […]

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2020 May Heartbeat

From Our Founder Welcome! I’m very excited to announce that Dr. Olivia Wei Li is the new Secretary General of the Philip Hayden Foundation in China. Olivia will oversee all of our projects and programs in China, the centerpiece of which is 7Acres, located on the campus of Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village in Tianjin. 7Acres […]

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2020 April Heartbeat

Saying Goodbye… Sadly, we recently said “zai jian” to some of our key foreign staff members, who will certainly be missed. Naomi Preedin has been our Therapy Department Head for the past six years. She did an amazing job training our Therapy Staff and raising the level of care in a very challenging special-needs environment. […]

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2020 MARCH Heartbeat

7Acres Welcomes Year of the Rat Chinese New Year was a joyous celebration on our 7Acres Campus, as the Rat made its appearance. The older teens, Trudy and Sunny made a delectable feast of Chinese treats for the staff, volunteers and others who stayed on campus during the holiday. Earlier in the day, Maggie (Tian […]

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2020 FEBRUARY Heartbeat

Heartbeat February 2020 From the Founder This month, we hosted a meeting on our 7Acres Campus with three local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including the Tianjin Civil Affairs Bureau (TJCAB) and the International Non-Governmental Organization Public Security Bureau (INGOPSB). The meetings were very informative, and a way for local charities doing similar work to get to […]

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2020 JANUARY Heartbeat

Heartbeat January 2020 From the Founder As we peer into the new year, we expect to BE THE CHANGE for even more children, teens and young adults on our campus. Renovations are almost done, and the registration of a newly formed Tianjin NGO to carry out this work on our campus is nearly completed. As […]

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