We have a group going to China to spend time with children who are available for adoption! We are so excited to be able to facilitate this trip! You can read all about the trip here.
I could tell by her pictures that she was super cute and had a big personality, but I'm not sure I was prepared for just how sweet little Melody actually is in person! I love meeting children that I've read about and seeing their little personalities out-shine anything that could be written about them.
"It went by so fast!" We say it, we hear it every time. "It just went by so fast." Again, here we are, heading home. The week has flown by. And now we will spend weeks and months processing and sharing the information we gathered.
We just finished our first day at ChungYi. So many words swirl through my mind that could aptly describe this day, so many words, and yet I’m struggling to put any of them down so you can read them.
Today was another full day of seeing kids at Cathwel! There were some kids we had the pleasure of seeing again for updates, and several kids we were able to meet for the first time. One thing in common was the passion the caregivers and social workers had for each of these children! It is always so heartwarming to see the love for these children and the common thread of everyone wanting permanency and the best opportunities for each of these children!
We had a wonderful first day in Taiwan at Cathwell orphanage. We met so many amazing children! We were all impressed with the well mannered and calm, zen-like persona of the older boys we met with.
Traditions make the holidays a special time for children and their families, and we have traditions at Gladney, too!
Jenae is a Gladney Mom, and she will be running the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon as part of Gladney's charity team. In addition to physically training, she has been fundraising to support Gladney in creating bright futures through adoption. Thank you, Jenae!
Our China Ambassador Program Wish List:
Developmental Pediatricians to visit children in China.
Our wish list is small, but the need is great. We need volunteers with a medical background, especially developmental pediatricians, who would like to give time and expertise to participate in the program to increase awareness and acceptance of children with a variety of lifelong medical conditions. Our ultimate wish is to help more children with a variety of developmental delays find prepared and loving families who can offer children lifelong love and opportunity.