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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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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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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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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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Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

March is Cerebral Palsy (CP) Awareness Month – but what is CP? How does it affect the quality of life and one’s lifespan? Cerebral palsy is a neurological (brain) condition that affects body movement or muscle control. CP occurs when the brain develops abnormally, or there’s damage to the brain before, during, or after birth. […]

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Tim and Pam Baker Reflect on 25 years of Philip Hayden Foundation in China

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Philip Hayden Foundation’s work in China. In our very humble beginnings in 1995, our team was made up of my wife Pam, our four daughters – Bekka, Sarah, Rachel, and Esther – and me. We began with family projects at local government orphanages, primarily by purchasing things […]

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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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Tim Baker with young girl in Yucatan

2022 April Heartbeat

This month PHF is sharing inspiring stories of hope in China and Mexico. Read on to learn how PHF is transforming lives in both countries.

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Gotcha Day for Faith

2022 March Heartbeat

This month PHF is sharing stories of renewal and hope. Read about Faith’s forever family and a new adoption grant honoring Luke through MAA.

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Luke as an infant

2022 February Heartbeat

PHF is sharing memories of Luke, who passed away in early January this month. Luke joined the Shepherd’s Field family as an infant.

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Intern holding infant

2022 January Heartbeat

PHF has completed 26 years of helping orphans in China. In 2022, vulnerable children in rural China still need our support.

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Chinese toddler in Santa hat

2021 December Heartbeat

The number of orphans in China has decreased every year since 2012. However, orphan care in rural Asia still needs your help to meet basic needs.

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Brody enjoys a nutritious meal. Help kids like Brody on Giving Tuesday

2021 November Heartbeat

November is a month to recognize and express gratitude, especially for ordinary things. Share your gratitude on Giving Tuesday.

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tummy time for one year to improve body awareness senseold girl

2021 October Heartbeat

Learn about body awareness and balance senses and their impact on everyday life for kids with special needs. Bright Stars makes a difference!

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feeding infant with hydrocephalus

2021 September Heartbeat

September is hydrocephalus awareness month. Learn about hydrocephalus and how supporters changed the future of two orphans.

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Hector proudly wears his medal from the Shepherd's Field Paralympics 2018

2021 August Heartbeat

Life skills, adaptive sports, and Paralympics 2020 all give a sense of accomplishment and bring hope to Chinese orphans.

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Cleft affected boy post surgery enjoys life

2021 July Heartbeat

Cleft-affected children in China need your help. Learn about this common disorder and how PHF has helped orphans in China.

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Hector perches on a Harley

2021 June Heartbeat

PHF celebrates Children’s Day with the rest of China. We remember the kindness and generosity of the Mad Dog Motorcycle Club.

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kids on merry-go-round at PHF

2021 May Heartbeat

World Vision Field Day was a success! Also learn about trauma for Mental Health Awareness Month and meet 3 kids needing families.

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