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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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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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An Italian Family Shares Their Adoption Journey to Francesco

Have you ever wondered how the adoption process works in other countries? The Italian Forever Family of Jerak Robbins – now Francesco – recently sent a welcome update. In Italy, a home study includes an interview with both a social worker and a psychologist. Then a judge determines the family’s suitability for adoption. Francesco’s family […]

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Living at PHF’s Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village Gives Cody a Head Start as He Joins Forever Family.

As a family, we knew we were being called to adopt as we began that process domestically in the United States. God led us to adopt a baby boy with Down Syndrome through that journey. While our hearts and minds were opened to the needs of little ones born with special needs, God opened them […]

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A New Name but the Same Life of the Party

Kennedy, Yangyang, or Ling XuYang (however you knew him) is still the same boy now that he goes by Timothy. You’d never forget him if you spent any time working at or visiting Shepherd’s Field in recent years. Life of the party, always smiling and singing, funny with a great laugh and lots of hugs, […]

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Unexpected Love Brings Overflowing Joy and Laughter

A month hadn’t passed in my new role as the Lead Therapist at Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village (SFCV) when I picked up this tiny, very fragile baby girl. From that moment, I knew our lives were changed forever. I immediately went to Tim Baker to discuss how and where to begin the adoption process – […]

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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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What Love Looks Like

The storage on my cell phone has been full for years now. Normal people would have taken the time to empty the needless things that fill it, but I can’t do that. That space is filled with an instant source of joy for me – thousands of images from time spent in a foreign land, […]

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All Boys All the Time in This Preschool Class

This particular preschool class was all boys all the time – full of energy and fun! Their teacher, Carm, noticed and celebrated the quirks that make each child unique and valued. These boys were seen, known, and loved at Philip Hayden Foundation. Each boy began to trust adults and thrive in our safe, secure environment. […]

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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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Anthony SQ

2021 April Heartbeat

Meet the 2021 PHF Board of Directors and two children with disabilities waiting for families. And it’s World Autism Acceptance Month!

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Dustin needs forever family

2021 March Heartbeat

March is CP awareness month! Learn about Cerebral Palsy and meet three kids needing families. And meet staff member Lori Baxter.

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PHF kids celebrate CNY 2018

2021 February Heartbeat

The Year of the Ox – a great time to consider adoption! Read about one family’s journey and meet 3 kids who wait for their forever family.

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kids celebrate CNY

2021 January Heartbeat

Orphan care in China has changed in the last 25 years. PHF continues to partner with other NGOs to meet the continuing needs of orphans.

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seven preschool boys and teacher

2020 December Heartbeat

From the Founder As we reach the end of our 25th year of serving China‘s orphaned and vulnerable children, we continue to wait for the next chapter to begin. Like most of the rest of the world, the coronavirus continues to affect our plans to move forward. None of us would have expected a year […]

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