Making a difference, one child at a time.
We provide a safe haven for orphans who need hope. We advocate adoption for special kids who await adoption and transform lives with love, education, and medical care.
Tim and Pam Baker founded The Philip Hayden Foundation in 1995 to honor their friend and coworker, Philip Hayden who passed away at an early age while working in China. Tim and Pam had a passion to help orphans with special needs, provide a loving home while meeting their medical needs, and advocate for adoption. God honored this passion, and miraculously provided the grounds for Shepherd’s Field. Generous donations from supporters all over the world have helped our Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village project flourish, with more than 4,000 children receiving care and love at SFCV.
In 2006, Shepherd’s Field welcomed its first children. The seven-acre campus in Tianjin now boasts children’s homes, a medical clinic, school, a guest house for visitors and guests, an outreach center, a vocational center, and an administrative building. SFCV is focused exclusively on meeting the needs of special-needs orphans, who receive the medical care they so desperately need – and more than half receive therapy. The on-site school provides education for all school-aged children, beginning with preschool.
Shepherd’s Field is staffed by local Chinese workers in positions of nannies, teachers, and doctors. In addition, some positions are filled by foreign staff, who often support themselves. Many crucial tasks are performed by visiting teams and interns. Go to our Get Involved page to plan a visit or volunteer.