We recently visited an orphanage in northern Ch*na. A team had not been there in several years so we weren't sure what to expect. We were oh so very surprised to find love here! Another thing we discovered was several beautiful children in need of forever families. So, this is where our fight begins.
With Lee Lee . . .
Lee Lee was born in 2011 with designer genes and she wears her genes well! She's the youngest here and plays the role of little sister very well. Her crib is in a room with four little boys and they treat her just like any brother would - part love and part rival.
Lee Lee was very shy with us. It was very hard for me to not just pick her up and squeeze her and carry her around! But, her body language told me to take it easy, so we did. I love her. And, just so you know, her smile is worth it!
The nannies take very good care of her, giving her snuggles, and lots of attention. She's the jewel of this toddler room.
When we asked about her file, they said, "If you find her a family we will prepare her file." I think my heart fell out of my chest because a lot of orphanages don't think these gifts have a chance at being adopted, but the door was open even if it was just a crack . . .
So, here we are, fighting for this one, this one who has more chromosomes than we do, who might have more challenges than a 'typical' person might, this one who is also capable of so much love.
Our team is committed to finding this girl's forever family.
To learn more about our sweet Lee Lee please email (serious inquiries only):
lori mcmurphy @ gmail .com
gen dvm @ gmail.com
kimberly a humphrey @ gmail .com
(but don't use the spaces:)