Baobei partners with regional child welfare institutions throughout China to provide life-saving surgeries for orphans, focusing on those with neurological, gastrointestinal, cardiac, and tumor-related defects, such as spina bifida, hydrocephalus, teratoma, and esophageal atresia. Baobei combines the excellent medical expertise and facilities in Shanghai hospitals with a team of international medical advisors. Baobei only works with official government-sanctioned child welfare institutions. We support approximately thirty-five surgeries annually.
Baobei’s healing home model uses volunteer homes, physical therapists and medical personnel to continue the recovery and rehabilitation process after hospital discharge. Even though Baobei children undergo extremely complex surgeries, Baobei has enjoyed remarkably high success rates, due in large part to our customized post-surgical support network. Our model results in low daily-care expenditures per child due to its elimination of almost all rental and overhead costs. There are usually around thirty children in the healing home system at any given time.
WELFARE INSTITUTE ADOPTION SUPPORT
Baobei offers long-term commitment to abandoned children from the time they enter our care until they are settled into permanent homes. Baobei helps regional child welfare institutions prepare accurate medical documentation for the China Center of Adoption Affairs to find a suitable permanent family for each child in our care. Baobei also actively advocates for disabled orphans who might otherwise have difficulty finding suitable adoption families.
Baobei helps to further medical knowledge in its areas of concern by supporting research and training projects in China for local and international doctors. These projects help multiply the impact of our work as Chinese and international physicians are able use accrued knowledge on patients beyond the Baobei network.
REGIONAL MEDICAL SUPPORT
Baobei helps regional child welfare institutes gain awareness of medical care options available for abandoned children with birth defects. We are also pursuing development of regional preventative programs to decrease the overall rate of birth defects in high-risk areas.
LIFESAVING SURGERIES for CHINESE ORPHANS
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