About Tanya Birchfield

Tanya and her husband Andy are the founders/directors of Children's Hope. She holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Alabama and has experience working with children and families of children who have been victims of abuse and neglect. The adoption of their daughter, Hope, from Moldova resulted in a passion and a burden for reaching out to orphans locally as well as internationally. Andy and Tanya are both active members of First Baptist Church, Montgomery.

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March 21, 2016

McMinn Medical Team: Feb. 2016

McMinn Medical Team—A Team of Eight Ladies February 19-26, 2016 this team of eight set off on a mission to Jacmel to screen, assess and treat the school children in the Church schools sponsored by Children’s Hope. Seven of these members are affiliated with Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, AL with the eight member […]

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March 15, 2016

FBC Montgomery: Feb. 2016 – Part 1

A big thanks to Michelle for sharing the following summary and pictures of their trip to CH and for leading this team!!! Mike and Michelle LeGrand led a team of 18 members to CH in Feb.  Their team consisted of 1 neurologist, 1 pathologist, 1 lab expert, 2 dentists, 2 hygienists, and 7 kids and several […]

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March 4, 2016

Meet Lovengy and Florengy!

On February 26, Haitian Social Services brought brother Lovengy and Florengy Descollines to CH.  We are so thankful that they are now part of the CH family and have a good and permanent home where they will be loved and their needs will be met!  Prior to coming to CH, they were found abandoned (not […]

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March 4, 2016

Meet Isemanuela Alexis!

In February, the UN and Haitian Social Services brought Isemanuela to CH.  She had been bounced back and forth between family for the past several years.  At almost every home, she had been abused.  Most recently, she was with an uncle and aunt.  The police arrested both of them for child abuse and they will […]

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February 19, 2016

An Update on Madame Solange

Last summer, Madame Solange was in a moto accident on the road outside CH.  She was hurt very badly.  Thanks to Allison Payne, Leah Hawthorne and Daniel Griffin she was nursed back to health and her brother was care for as well.  Madame Solange stopped CH to say hi to Allison this week and she […]

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February 19, 2016

New Sewing Center!

  We are so grateful that the sewing center has re-emerged!  This time it is located at Pastor Marc Cloveus’ church in downtown Jacmel.  A big thank you to John Turnbull for partnering with CH and for Pastor Marc always looking for ways to serve others.  Also, thanks to Pastor Marc for the pics.  We […]

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January 31, 2016

Weddings and More Weddings!!! – Nov/Dec. 2015

Thanks to Allison Payne for writing the blogpost below.  Allison and her husband, Scott, serve as hosts for the mission teams at the Mission House in Jacmel.  They do an outstanding job with the mission teams, but also enjoy being involved in the community around Jacmel.  We love partnering with Pastor Marc Cloveus, and his […]

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January 25, 2016

FBC Opelika College Team: Jan. 2016

A big thank you to Mary Frances Graves who loves CH and we are so glad she does.  She is a wonderful advocate for our ministry and shares with us below about her recent trip to Haiti! When my college pastor called me and asked if I’d be interested in taking a team to the […]

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January 20, 2016

Baptisms at Bossier: Jan. 2016

Recently, Beth and the Mouer family had the amazing opportunity to witness the baptism of five new believers.  One of the new believers was a teenage from Pastor Marc’s church in Jacmel.  Several of the college students on Beth’s team in December held a Bible study that this young man attended!  The other four new […]

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January 18, 2016

Merry Christmas to our Babies: 2015!

Back in the early fall, the MOPS group at Vaughn Forest BC reached out to CH!  They wanted their Christmas project to benefit CH.  We decided that it would be such a luxury if each baby had their very own diaper bag.  Well, the MOPS group provided diaper bags for each baby and much, much […]

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