Kuan Yin, the Buddhist Goddess of Great Compassion, has many different manifestations. “Kuan Yin and the Child” is her manifestation as the Patron Saint of Mothers. Those wanting children and praying to her are usually successful in getting their wish granted, and such children are said to be “fostered” to Kuan Yin and usually lead charmed lives. Such children often grow up filial, bringing honor to the family. Anyone who wishes to conceive a baby can thus pray to her to have their wish granted. (05/31/2016)