Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Children Helping Children
Half way around the world a child can make a difference in another child's life. A brownie troop in MN hand made sensory blankets for the orphanage. Sensory blankets are super soft and textural with ribbon tags around them. Babies can bond with them and take them with them when they are adopted as a comforting transitional item from foster or orphanage care to the forever family. Being an adoptive mom, I know that on adoption day, within 24 hours, that precious child has been bathed and dressed in cute Baby Gap clothing. New parents, new language, new hotel with heat, new smells, new sights and sounds. Nothing is left from the child's previous life. The sensory blankets are meant to bridge that transition, something that the child can hold onto that was a piece of his life before adoption. Thank you to Brownie Troop 52931... Emma, Cece, Skylar, Sophia, Emily, Zoe, Misk, Abby, and of course our 2009 volunteer, Paige Indritz for making a difference in a child's life.