Orphans Facing Silent Crisis in China
Handicapped orphans are facing a silent crisis in China and nobody is talking about it.
Missionaries in China are using DingDash to sound the alarm and raise awareness over the current situation in China with abandoned children. DingDash is a free speech social media platform created by Back to Jerusalem to give a voice to Christians living in closed countries.
Since China launched its attack on Christians in 2019, there has been a massive decrease in the number of visas issued to foreigners representing Christian missions, including those helping run orphanages. This has created a major crisis for abandoned children in China who are handicapped.
One missionary in China wrote on DingDash, “Chinese families very rarely adopt. The Culture here has been formed to only want a perfect child, and 95% of Chinas orphans have some type of issue wether it be physical, mental or sometimes even as small as a visable birthmark.The babies who are born to unwed mothers (rare due to the high abortion rate) are quickly adopted by parents on a wait list for a perfect baby. But those babies are extremely rare. So most adoptions are definitely international.”
The DingDash user, not shared in this article for security concerns, is one of the few missionaries who remained in China during the entire Covid-19 pandemic when all the other foreigners were fleeing.
In China, children are thought of as a type of retirement plan. One raises a child with the hopes that the child will eventually care for you when you are old. With China’s outdated ‘One-Child’ policy, parents are reluctant to put their resources into a child that they will have to care for in their older age, rather than having the child care for them.
“There used to be many “foster homes” which were basically like orphanages created by foreigners (usually Christians) where gov orphanages would allow children to go live with them while still registered in the gov one,” the DingDash user wrote. “These “foster homes” were amazing! Full of love and kind care. Full of medical treatments, surgeries and schooling. Until the government swooped through a few years ago and forced them all to close and send the children back to gov facilities. The children now suffer a lot. Thank you for caring!”
In their crusade to stop the growth of Christianity in China, the Chinese Communist Party is creating an environment that is adding to the misery of children who are already at a disadvantage. BTJ is thankful for the missionaries that continue to push forward in China in spite of the situation and we ask for our partners to continue to pray.
This has been a problem for years with adoption of handicapped children no one wants. So they become Orphans. Every Mom and Dad want the perfect child with absolutely no imperfections. When parents realize their child is handicapped which begins after a year or around age 2 they are devastated. Having a handicap child with all the different degrees of handicapping conditions is extremely difficult for the parents. There are parents who do a beautiful job handling it and accepting it and dealing with it but there are others that find it very difficult and find it a huge burden. It’s a shame because it’s not their fault they’re handicapped, they were born that way. I read years ago that married couples who couldn’t conceive went to China to adopt but were alarmed when they adopted a handicapped baby. The other babies that need to be adopted are the pregnant Mom’s who find out their pregnant and must at all cost abort their baby who is their son or daughter and the baby gets brutally punished and their heads and arms and legs get ripped off in abortions or the abortion doctor strangles the baby or the abortion doctor drowns the baby in a bucket of water or the abortion doctor turns the babies face down in saline solution and one abortion doctor stabbed the baby in the heart to kill the baby and these are the horrors and atrocities of abortion where these poor babies didn’t deserve this to be done because all the Mom’s got pregnant out of wedlock and must get that baby out of them at all cost. Married couples don’t abort their babies but are absolutely thrilled to have a baby boy or girl their son or daughter. We have murdered a Billion Babies in the World who God Jesus has made Angels in Heaven and he has his Angels. The aborted ones are the Angels with heads and wings but the full grown babies aborted are all Cherubs in Heaven. How can a mother who has a full belly with a 7 or 8 or 9 month baby in it abort the baby knowing she is about to deliver this baby. Especially the 9 month old ones. Horrifying. Disgusting. There was no abortions when women waited until the wedding night to have sexual intercourse. There was no need for abortions. When women stopped waiting abortion soared.
An organization doing great work with orphans in China is International China Concern. I cannot say enough good about them.