Sunday, March 4, 2012

The LiShui Ones Who Wait PART 2

When I visited the LiShui Orphanage in January of 2008, on the trip to adopt my 14 year old daughters, Ya Jia also gave me a file for another boy. It is still sitting on my dresser, his file in Chinese. I have been trying to wanting to find a family for him for 2 years. He is Henry who has been on the LWB blog 3 times. (

Here are the others that I know of that need families.

ZANE, age 11, with a $2000 grant through LWB

SHANE, age 4

LEO, age 4

BRETT, age 2 (Left)

WILLIS, almost 12, below in blue hat

GEORGE, Age 11

Please feel free to post this blog post to help me find families for these kids. I know they are there, and want to see as many of them as possible find their families.

Loving Lishui Kiddos Part 1!

Four years ago, my husband and I adopted a young girl who was 9 from LiShui, Zhejiang. We didn't get to visit the orphanage at that time, but later after an orphanage assistance project was done for this orphanage, the vice director YaJia, asked me to try to find families for two children before they aged out at 14 years. The girl had less than a year and the boy had a little over a year before this would happen. When it was 5 months to the day from the girl's birthday, I called my husband, and the process to adopt Bonnie began.

We got her the day before she turned 14.When we went to China for her, I did get to go visit the orphanage and I met the boy, who at that time had a little over 4 months before he would age out, and I still had not found a family for him. After returning from China, I tried again and a family was found. This boy, now named Michael ended up
in a family just 2 1/2 hours from where I live. Bonnie and Michael have met a few times again since their adoptions, but the latest of these was Friday evening. It was great to see Michael and see how happy he is and how well he is doing. I am so grateful for his family for going for him and for the chance they have given him! It was great to see him, as I hadn't seen him for almost a year and now I was able to communicate better with him than before.

When I was there at the orphanage in Jan. 2008, I also met 2 girls, neither of whom can walk. With blogs on them through LWB, we have been able to find a family for them and they are going to be sisters legally in just a few weeks when there mom goes to get them. I just got these 2 pictures of them. The one of the two girls and the woman show YaJia, the woman who first asked me to find families for Bonnie and Michael.

I still have my work cut out for me, though. There are still 6 or 7 kiddos who I know are at Lishui and they don't have families yet. I am still working on it! Part 2 tomorrow will be a list of where you can see their sweet faces and see if you want to join the group of us Lishui parents by adopting one of these precious kiddos.