Our Stories

Thank you for digging deeper into what we do. Stories abound at CSC. You can read them here in our staff blog, in some special stories of our children and in testimonials, videos and pictures.

Staff Blog Post: "The Bow and the Arrow"

By: Counseling Department

Children are explorers. Curiosity often leads them to peek inside the doorknob's key hole; enthralls them to touch a squealing kettle; and ferry their feet into places where they are not allowed to be. Often, boundaries are broken. Children are expressive. Emotions often steer their ship as they navigate their   […]   Read More »

Click for more Blog Posts »

One Child’s Story: From the Dumpsite to Pennsylvania

Going to the local dumpsite to try and earn a living by finding saleable items is a desperate move for a young teenager. But hunger, despair, and the responsibility of caring for younger siblings can cause a young person to do what he would otherwise not dream of doing. Such was   […]   Read More »

Click for more Stories »

Testimonial: I know it has made all of us better to be a part of Foster Friends at CSC!

13124963 10207930097642011 2072785782782832934 n 3

My family started child sponsorship at the Children's Shelter of Cebu in 2006. When we decided to give through the Foster Friends program, we had no idea how much we would get back.

Our boys were five, seven and 10 years old when we were assigned a girl named Adelyn at the shelter. She became a bigger part of our lives than we could have imagined! We loved every update on how she was progressing and would gather around if a card came from her, even bringing them with us to show extended family. We hung her picture up with the pictures of our own children. Everyone in our family cared about and prayed for Adelyn.

It was a day of celebration when we learned Adelyn was being adopted. She had been at the shelter for 9 years hoping and waiting for that day. And, just a little over a month later, we went to the CSC banquet in Minnesota. I couldn't believe it when I walked in and the first person I saw was Adelyn. Our whole family got to meet her, her sisters and her parents.

We couldn't have asked for the kind of connection we got with Adelyn, but we are so thankful to have it. We are also excited to be supporting another child at CSC. I know it has made all of us better to be a part of Foster Friends at CSC!

Click for more Testimonials »