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Pearl S. Buck International Inc

520 Dublin Road

Perkasie, Pennsylvania 18944

United States

Company Description

Pearl S. Buck International®* is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization headquartered in Bucks County, Pennsylvania which promotes the legacy and the dreams of the founder, Pearl S. Buck. The organization upholds her commitment to improving the qual ... more

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David Yoder, Pearl S. Buck Intl. Chairman of the Board and First Welcome House Child. Photo by Debby High

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Mintzer said that line is particularly significant because David Yoder, the first of many children helped by Welcome House, is now the chairman of PSBI, the nonprofit that still runs Buck's adoption program.

"This just gave me the goose bumps," Mintzer said, adding that Yoder indeed has become one of the "mediators and interpreters" Buck had predicted.

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Author Pearl S. Buck, left, reads to Leon and David Yoder, two children who became part of her Welcome House adoption program.

David Yoder, far right, was the first child to be taken in by the Welcome House.
David Yoder, the first child helped by Pearl S. Buck's Welcome House adoption program, talks with friends during a fundraising breakfast held at Pearl S. Buck International in Hilltown Township.
Yoder was the first child helped by the Welcome House, and the sisters were adopted through the Welcome House adoption program.
Nicki Yoder speaks with her brother-in-law David Yoder during a breakfast held at Pearl S. Buck International on Tuesday in Hilltown Township.
To David Yoder, the late Buck was simply the woman who gave him a second chance at life.
"To me," Yoder said, "she was just a loving gran."
Yoder, the first of many children helped by Buck's Welcome House adoption program, told his story publicly for the first time Tuesday during a fundraising breakfast.
"Gran," said Yoder, his voice cracking, "I've come home."
Now 64, Yoder is set to become the chairman of Pearl S. Buck International, the nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Buck's legacy. It's a critical time for the group, which is launching a fundraising program in the hopes of helping more children around the world through increased sponsorship programs and adoption services.
"It was that night that Pearl Buck changed the course of my life," Yoder said, his voice filled with emotion.
David Yoder was never officially adopted. He took the Yoders' last name because they raised him.
Buck's estate, David Yoder said, was their playground.
Today, David Yoder, now 64, is the father of two grown children and a human resources manager for Lockheed Martin in Moorestown, N.J. In January, the Norristown resident will become chairman of the Pearl S. Buck International board of directors.
"Pearl Buck allowed me to experience what it's like to grow up in a loving family," Yoder said.
Updated: 11:21 pm. | Tags: Pearl S. Buck, Pearl S. Buck International, Hilltown, David Yoder, Adoption, International Adoption, Fundraising

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