Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bob the Builder Award: Amanda and the Starfish Foster Home


In September 2005, Amanda de Lange founded Starfish Children's Services to save children who have special health needs that are the most at-risk in its partner orphanages. This promptly resulted in the establishment of Starfish Foster Home (SCS) to rescue children in need of medical care by working in collaboration with local orphanges. After nursing them back to health through solid nutrition and a loving environment, Starfish Children's Services organizes and pays for the children’s surgeries before providing post-operative care. After the surgeries, the goal shifts to getting these children in the adoption pipeline so that they can join a stable, loving family.

Our Amanda recently received the highly esteemed Brigham Young University Humanitarian Award for her relentless work in building the Starfish Foster Home. We all know that Amanda is the heart and soul of the organization -- we are so proud of her and the amazing dedication she tirelessly gives to the babies. Here is a synopsis of who Amanda is and the story of the Starfish Foster Home http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RgvyokCjao "

Thanks Charity for the tip!