Monday, December 29, 2008

Great News...and Another Older Child Needs a Family

Yippee! We got pre-approval from Ch*na today!! That was super fast...let's pray that everything else goes as smoothly. I have to admit that I was a little worried since we have only been home with Lucy for six months...the requirements are that you must wait a year, however they apparently are making an exception. I'm so excited!!

But as I'm celebrating, I just got an email saying there is another 13 year old girl about to age-out (very, very soon). Oh my heart is breaking for her...I don't think people realize that if these kids don't get adopted they are often branded a social outcast for being an orphan and many of them just stay at the orphanages to work as adults. Please, please, if anyone already has a dossier in China, consider this sweet girl. Here is the info I received:

"I just got a letter from a staff member at the Shantou orphanage. There is a young girl on the shared waiting child adoption list named Fu Chang. Shewill turn 14 in three weeks and still has not found a family, so her chance of adoption is almost over. Chang is an extremely sweet and gentle girl, and she has watched all of her friends in the orphanage find families.The orphanage said she is "heart struck" that no one has stepped forward forher to become their daughter. She wants a family so very much. The orphanage has agreed to waive the $5000 adoption fee if a family can befound for her. If you know anyone who has a dossier in China who is opento an older child adoption, please let them know that the orphanage fee willbe waived. Still praying for a miracle for her."


Lynsay said...

Yippee!!! I'm so excited for your PA!! Yippee!! Bill just asked if we wanted a 14 year old....oh are so I wish....we will be praying! Can't wait to see you soon!!!

Holly said...

Oh, how I wish we could adopt that girl! I am praying that someone will!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy you have one more part of your process approved!
I will keep praying for her too.

ronvic7 said...

I am THRILLED for you, you got PA! YEAH! On the same day we got LOA, it's a sign:) I will pray for this girl, as we are adopting a 13 1/2 year old we understand her heartache:( Wish we could take 2. We got enough LOVE.
Hope you have speedy paperwork time.
Momma to 2 China girls
Kat age 5 adopted 10-06 2006 QinZhou and Chloe 13 1/2 waiting in Henan
Plus 6 other kiddos:)

Jaime said...

congrats on your pre-approval. and i will be praying for the young lady needing a family.great job posting her story on your blog.... woulnd't it be such a God thing if someone came across it and ended up adopting her? with God, all things are possible

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