Jenny Bowen: A Blessing to China’s Orphans

This morning, the Today Show featured a story on Jenny Bowen,  who gives the  forgotten babies of China, a happier and healthier existence. Her  ‘Half the Sky Foundation’ reaches across thousands of miles, to hire Chinese Nanny’s to interact with babies in orphanages. She now has approximately 1,800 employees working in 51 Chinese cities.

photo by Half The Sky Foundation

Jenny’s drive to change China’s handling of abandoned children, was ignited after she adopted  a baby girl named Maya in 1996. The beautiful three-year-old from China was devoid of emotion.  She did not smile. She did not laugh. She was a blank slate due to a lack of  human interaction at the orphanage where she (and thousands of others)  were raised.

You can read more about Jenny Bowen’s joyful  success in this Encore. org article.

While I resided in foster care for only eight months, I have often wondered about the care givers who took me in.  It is a blessing to know that people like Jenny Bowen are out there fighting for children who cannot fight for themselves.

Her work is miraculous and requires funding. To donate to this worthwhile cause- visit the Half the Sky Foundation website. To contact Jenny directly email-

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