Jasper. Brett. Joel (4)

Three 8-year-old boys in South China were doing life together. They giggled together. They sang and danced together. They played ball together. They went to school together everyday for their first year of primary school and helped each other along as they practiced writing their characters. They were typical little boys in every way.

Except they lived here.


In this room with about 30 others, they sleep at night, with legs curled up so they still fit in these little metal beds.

In mid June, they came to the Philadelphia area as part of Madison Adoption Associates’ hosting program. The boys were told it was for a cultural and educational experience, and they were told to be good. The families committed to hosting them also committed to loving them well and advocating for them so that when they said goodbye in mid July, they’d know they were coming back.

One of the boys already has a family who has said yes to making him their son. But, two remain.

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We want to help their forever families—whoever they may be—say yes by raising enough money to cover the required orphanage donations for each child. For every adoption in China, whether the adoptive family is native Chinese or from across the world, they are required to give the orphanage approximately $5,000 USD. As you can imagine, $5,000 goes a long way in China. Each one of these required “donations” help support the orphanage with supplies, building projects, staff salaries, etc. It directly helps maintain their system to care for orphans. And, that’s what we want to cover for both of these boys.

It’s only a small part of a large cost of adoption. But, it will help.

We don’t want any of these boys left behind. Donate for the boys.


The Sparrow Fund has secured a donor willing to match your donation up to $500. So, your $50 contribution will be matched with an additional $50, doubling your donation. _______________________________________

You can donate specifically to “For the Boys” with a credit card through PayPal by clicking on the DONATE button below. Donations can be made even if you do not have a PayPal account. Note “For the Boys” where it says “Add special instructions” to ensure your donation is applied for this purpose.

To donate by check, please make payable to The Sparrow Fund and note “For the Boys” in the notes field. Mail to:

The Sparrow Fund
124 3rd Ave
Phoenixville, PA 19460


If you feel the nudge that one of these boys may be your son and you would like to learn more about him, email The Sparrow Fund to be connected to their host families and/or Sara, the social worker at Madison who is working hard to find them families too.