There are some decisions in life that are just so difficult to make, and Hong Kong-based organization Mother’s Choice is all too aware of it. Helping out pregnant girls and women, the organization supports those who are left with the challenging decision of caring for their newborn baby or putting him or her up for adoption. Malabar Baby has been assisting Mother’s Choice in many different ways for the last two years, from volunteering time and donating gift sets for the new bubs. How fitting that November is National Adoption Month, which encourages the adoption of children currently in foster care – a permanent home for all children.
Our latest project is ongoing: Malabar Baby’s founder, Anjali, meets with the teens and women who are pregnant and staying at Mother’s Choice, offering them her time and words of encouragement. Most recently, she sat with them and assembled Malabar Baby gift sets with the pregnant mums, writing notes to the adoptive families who would be receiving the gifts. One expecting mama wrote, “Wishing you healthy and happy growth, happy everyday at kindergarten, everyday to eat vegetables, and to grow up quickly!”
There is a real need for volunteers in the evening hours at Mother’s Choice and the organization needs more support for the women who are going through this challenging time in their lives. The girls and women are all amazing, and Mother’s Choice plays an incredible role to make them feel safe, no matter their decision.
Got a skill you’d like to share with the girls? Or time in the evening to give some love and snuggles to a little one? Drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to offer make-up lessons, do a photography shoot, join in some art projects or volunteer your time for some prenatal yoga. Mother's Choice is always looking for partners in the wider Hong Kong community to collaborate with and offer the girls something different each time.
For newborns to have a headstart in life, Malabar Baby donates different gift sets with the softest organic, swaddles along with decorative cushions and a blanket. A foster family has all that it needs to get a newborn settled at home in their bed – bedtime doesn’t get better than that. We also donate swaddles, towels and bedding for kiddos to use at Mother’s Choice Child Care Home, where they have space for up to 32 typically developing babies (Baby Care) and 12 children with special needs (Wee Care).
More about Mother’s Choice
Mother’s Choice believes every child should be part of a loving family. CEO Alia Eyres has had close ties to Mother’s Choice since she was 9 years old, as her parents and family friends founded the organization. She says: “Watching my parents and their friends make generosity and service a priority inspired me to want to make a difference to the lives of others. Even though Hong Kong is a beautiful and amazing city, there are so many who are in need in our community.”
One of the initiatives at Mother’s Choice is Project Bridge. It connects nurturing volunteer families to children in need of temporary care. Volunteer families provide these kiddos with a safe and loving family environment, before Mother’s Choice can either reunite with their birth family or join an adoptive family as soon as possible. Learn more about how you can get involved with Mother's Choice: https://www.motherschoice.org/en/