Mia is a little girl, born 3/7/2002 in Zhejiang Province. She lives at Ning Bo En Mei SWI and her special need is two deformed hip joints and one dislocated hip. She will need orthopedic surgery.
She is absolutely beautiful. A family stepped forward for her, but was rejected by the CCAA due to their age. Sadly, that might have been Mia’s last chance to find a family to call her own.
A mother of two girls from China had the chance to spend some time with Mia. Here is what she had to say:
“Oh yes, yes!! That is indeed our favorite child from Enmei! We met her in her classroom and were able to spend quite a while hanging out with the kids. She was totally our favorite! She showed us the book that she was looking at and the work she was doing. My daughter had a stuffed dog with her and gave it to Mia to hold. She was cuddling with the dog, and leaned forward and gave it a gentle kiss on its doggie lips. Clearly this little girl has been loved and treated with tenderness. The only reason I didn’t burst into tears at leaving her there was the assurance from her teacher that she was being adopted.
Enmei is a large, well funded SWI. Almost 300 children live there, many of them with minor or moderate special needs. We saw the babies who were in a nice air conditioned room. They were well bundled, and several were being held by aunties. We visited the physical therapy room and watched as the kids showed off the skills they were working on. The classrooms were full of books, toys and other school things. Several of the classrooms were clearly for the older kids with greater cognitive deficits, and the children in those classrooms had lots of equipment and learning items.
The preschool age kids were heading outside when we were there, walking in a line holding onto the shirt of the child in front of them. They were happy, well dressed and eager to say hello to us. The outdoor play structure is very large and new and there were many other toys there also for the kids to use.
It seems that the time Mia has spent in the SWI has probably been about as good as it gets for a child without a family. An orthopedic problem can usually be fixed so easily, and it should not be a reason for a family not to consider her (I am a pediatric physical therapist, so I’m not easily scared off by funky bone problems!).
I know she will totally thrive in her own family, and will bring such joy to the lucky mama and baba who run over to China and snatch her up!
Let me know if there is anything I can do to help her find her family. Please someone bring her home! And if you could just convince the CCAA to change that darn singles rule, I’d run over there myself!“
Sarah ~ mama to Camlyn age 12 from Enmei and Willa age 7 from LeChang
Mia is listed with BAAS, a very well respected agency with reasonable fees. If a family does not express interest in reviewing her file, it will have to be returned to China tomorrow. Please help spread the word about this little beauty, she deserves to have a miracle happen in her life. Check back later, I’m hoping to get the thumbs up to post her adorable picture!!
Contact Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information