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India Vision Impairment Advocacy: “Esther” Loves to Dance.

Erica Ho is an America World mom and our Director of Missions. She and her husband Calvin have adopted two children including vision impaired Lola, who is blind.

In her recent blog post, Erica shares:

Blindness is so low-incidence in the United States that it presents itself as a very scary disability when instead it’s simply a different way of doing things. We have learned this firsthand in the almost five years that Lola has been home.

There are many children who are blind or have severe vision impairments from India who are waiting to be adopted. We’re praying that more families will be open to bringing one of these precious children home. We will focus our next several advocacy posts on sharing their stories.

Vision impaired “Esther” is a 5-year-old girl who was born blind. She has straight black hair and a sweet gentle smile. Her caregivers describe her as being very intelligent and cordial with the staff in her orphanage. She communicates and plays normally with the other children, is active and always happy. She can walk independently and even run slowly. They say she dances when she’s happy!

Please share her story and pray with us that she will soon find a family who will love her and give her the chance to thrive.

This is a shared referral.

For more information on “Esther” or other waiting children in India, please contact

If you would like to learn more about the process of adopting “Esther” or other waiting children from India, please signup for our free informational webinar, “Adopting from India” on Wednesday, July 18th from 3:00-3:30 EST.

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