We are so thrilled to have the adoption suite finished!
Situated on the 3rd floor of our building with windows that allow the constant breeze through, this room is ready for what it was intended for!
Every time we have a family come to the Philippines to pick up their child, they usually stay in a hotel. When our child is discharged into their adoptive family’s care, the move to the hotel can sometimes be very scary for the child. A hotel room can be a foreign, sterile place for a child that adds to the stress of meeting their new family and trying to bond with them.
The suite is just 2 floors from familiarity to our children. There they can not only get to know their family and play, but their first night together as a family snuggled in together is a less frightening one as our child is still at home, so to speak.
The Suite is absolutely beautiful. A large king size bed with a pull-out trundle bed the same size along with several built in nooks, sitting chairs and benches make family bonding natural. A small kitchenette in the corner with table and chairs will make meal times easy and feel like home.
The suite has been called “The Chesnut Room”, in honor of the very first two little boys who were adopted from Gentle Hands. They are now elementary age, thriving in their adoptive family in the USA. Because of them, the direction of Gentle Hands changed forever and so many children have now come and passed from our hands to the hands of their adoptive families all over the world.