TAKE A FEW MINUTES AND SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT CHEN, ZHONG LING!!!
This beautiful little girl will "age out" in China on her birthday, July 22nd. If a paper-ready family does not come forward in the next couple of days, there will not be enough time for her to EVER have a family!
Brent and I have been praying about this sweet girl since Friday night. We have not received the "green light" to proceed with her adoption at this time, but we VERY much want her to know the love of a family.
We heard back from her orphanage director on Sunday night. Here is what she says about Zhong:
" really wants to be adopted and have her own daddy and mommy. Everyday when she get off from school, she sees other students were picked up by their parents, she asked Ms. Zhong when she will have her own family. She knows that she will be aged out next month, so she would come to Ms. Zhong's office daily to ask if she had found a family for her. She lives in the orphanage so she is used to a "big" family. She is very helpful to take care of the younger children and she has a very pleasant personality. Her biggest wish is to have her own forever family."
She has a repaired cleft lip and palate (beautifully done, I might add). Her language is reported to NOT be affected by her palate.
My heart is literally breaking for this child. Life is SO unfair. This girl deserves a family of her own. I cannot imagine knowing that I would never have a Daddy or Mommy, no siblings, no uncles and grandparents, no family parties and vacations, no one to call when things got rough, or I needed help. No family at Christmas and birthdays, graduations and weddings, heartaches and celebrations.
PLEASE, will SOMEONE please take a close look at her? The oprhanage is easily contacted (our coordinator has called twice) and CCCWA will work with a paper-ready family to expedite this adoption.
She is on the shared list, and I do have a copy of her file.