Help provide physical therapy for children with special needs in China


Show Hope’s mission is to care for orphans by engaging the Church and reducing barriers to adoption. Through the help of our partners, we seek to provide in-house pediatric physical therapy services to children with special needs with the emphasis of care on proper developmental sequencing for gross and fine motor activity to allow for improved functional independence.

The Story

In 2012, STAR sent a group of physical therapists as part of a medical team that would provide care for orphans with special needs in Luoyang, China. As is often the case with this type of trip, we found an overwhelming desire to give more consistency of care. The expertise that STAR’s team was able to provide set the stage for what could be possible in emerging care in the future. In 2013, a subsequent trip to China confirmed that a full-time presence of a pediatric physical therapist would not be a luxury, but a necessity. That trip set the wheels in motion to develop a plan to provide this loving service to the children under care.

Meeting the Need

STAR Physical Therapy, US Physical Therapy, and Show Hope have teamed up with the Show Hope medical staff to build a bridge of hope and provide physical therapy care for children with special needs. There are over 300 children who have been orphaned in Show Hope’s Care Centers. At least one third of these children will need some form of daily physical therapy.



We are now in the process of identifying and accepting resumes for a full-time pediatric physical therapist to be hope, give hope, restore hope, and share hope.

This commitment will require a six month or one year commitment to live at Maria’s Big House of Hope in Luoyang, China. Airfare to and from Luoyang China in addition to personal room accommodation at Maria’s, ground transportation, visa processing and language translation will be provided. Provision for monthly remuneration or scholarship support available for the right candidate.

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