Two precious children who need loving families to say a simple word. . ."Yes"
Yes, I will be the Lord's vessel to bring you hope.
Yes, I will love you always.
Yes, I will get the medical care for you that you have waited far too long for.
Yes, I will be your family - forever.
Yes, little one, I am on my way to bring you home.
Mei Mei, as Leiney Grace calls her is now "Maria" and Di Di is now "Ricky" on BAAS's individual list. From what I know, "Maria"and "Ricky" have been on the shared list for quite some time - perhaps even a year or more. Xiaoqing with BAAS contacted the international adoption orphanage who did Leiney Grace's adoption papers to inquire about these 2 children. After finding out they were already on the shared list, Xiaoqing requested their files and will have them for 3 months.
"Ricky" just turned 7 in March. He has been in the orphanage since he was a newborn. He is postoperative for polydactyly of hands and feet (extra fingers, toes) and is listed as having cleft lip, palate, deformity of tongue, and cleft vermilion tubercle. I do not see a cleft lip in his photos. He does have a deformity of his tonuge and mouth. He can speak but Leiney Grace says his tongue is a circle - not so sure about that. He will likely need surgery and speech therapy though. He is described as "a very diligent child, takes an initiative to clean the room, clever and gentle."
Honestly these two children have a lot stacked against them. They have been on the shared list a long time and after 3 months on the list, the odds of a child being adopted goes way down. Di Di is a boy which is a huge strike against him because most adoptive families want girls. They are both older children which is another huge strike - most people want babies or toddlers. Then you add in their multiple medical needs and the bottom line is - these kids need a miracle. Please pray for just that!
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