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, therapy, 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.
Dr. Olivia Wei Li is the new Secretary General of the Philip Hayden Foundation in China. Olivia will oversee all of our projects and programs in China, the centerpiece of which is 7Acres, located on the campus of Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village in Tianjin. 7Acres provides life skill and vocational training to orphans who have aged out of China’s adoption system at 14 years old. Our 7Acres team will provide therapy, education and training to those teens, with the goal of finding them jobs and guiding them to independent lives.
Dr. Li comes to us with more than 20 years of international nursing, teaching and leadership experience in China, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. Dr. Li gained her nursing and teaching experience through a wide variety of settings, including intensive care unit, acute surgical-medical, orthopedic/trauma, long-term care, occupational and community health in both public and private sectors. She obtained her Master’s degree in nursing in the United Kingdom and her Doctorate degree in Global Executive Education Leadership at the University of Southern California. She holds numerous qualifications and active licenses as a registered nurse in the U.S., Canada and the UK; an adult education certificate and certification as an Occupational Health Nurse. Dr. Li’s contribution to higher education, teaching, nursing and the wider healthcare field are substantial. She is highly regarded for her work and regularly called upon for her expertise, and has established and maintained influential connections in multiple international nursing networks, education institutions, healthcare facilities and non-profit organizations. She is fluent in Mandarin and English, and has a passion to serve the teens and young adults at 7Acres.
The Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village campus 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.