Lee Tanzillo, President 

Swallows Nest Children's Home Inc. 

5705 Blackhawk Forest Dr.

Westerville, OH 43082


Phone: +1 (614) 309-3973 in the US


Pam Williams, Founder/Consultant

9140 Mirror Lake Lane

Providence Forge, VA 23140


Phone: 1-757-585-0070



Swallows Nest Children's Home

Xie Zuo Lu

Zhengzhou, Henan PRC 450007


We hope to continue to expand our efforts to provide special needs orphans with needed health care and a loving family environment. Many of the children we bring to Swallows Nest have serious medical conditions, some of these conditions can be life threatening and require surgery.


We also provide children with treatment for other medical issues to improve their quality of life, like providing leg braces and physical therapy for a little girl post surgical spina-bifida . 


The transformation of these children is amazing and allows many of them to be placed for adoption and join their forever families.


Clay and Pam Williams

Heather L. Wilson


Heather lived in China from 2008-2015, contributing to several community development and relief projects, including work in the Sichuan disaster area after the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake. She was the on-site director for Swallow’s Nest Children’s Home in Zhengzhou, Henan from 2013-2015. She holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida, and has published 18 scientific research articles.


Heather currently resides in Florida where she is Adjunct Professor of Microbiology at Florida State College at Jacksonville.  Interests include hiking, music, and Chinese language and culture.


Donna Laurie 

 Donna LaurieDonna is the mother of five children, three of whom were adopted from China and one who has been fostered for eight years.


After 25 years as a market research professional, she moved to China with her children in 2008 to manage a large foster home program in Henan province. At that time she visited Swallows Nest several times and learned much from Pam Williams' expertise in orphan care.


For the last three years, Donna has been at New Day Foster Home near Beijing, assisting with their volunteer program, teaching English and most recently fostering a 2 year old. Her passion is to open doors for older orphans to live full, happy lives outside the walls of an institution. Donna is a graduate of Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. When she is in the US, her home base is the Chicago area where her son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren reside.