We had a wonderful time visiting the kids at Hope Healing Home today. They are all so precious! I took 136 pictures, so now I have to decide which ones to post.
For those new to the blog, I volunteer for Love Without Boundaries, a charity for orphans in China. In partnership with Hope Healing Home, we have a foster care program here. I am the coordinator for the program, so I needed to visit 'my' kids! Kate has been living in foster care through Hope, for the past year and a half. We met Kate's foster mom today(although Kate is no longer there - she had to return to her home orphanage to do her paperwork for her passport). When we first arrived, the foster mom got out the photo album I had sent to Kate and showed us the photos of ourselves. She then told our translator that the people in the photo were adopting Kate. I pointed to the photo and then pointed to Jeff and I. It was so funny when she realized that we were the people in the photo. (We must look really jet-lagged!) She is so sweet and says she misses Kate very much. Kate left her home 10 days ago. She gave us her address so that we can send her pictures and hopefully I can get a letter translated now and then.
At the next home, we visited little Jia, who had miraculous, life-saving heart surgery last fall. Some of you prayed for her. Wow...she looks amazing...and she is FULL of life!! What a hilarious kid! She loves her foster family and has settled in well with them. It's obvious they adore her.
The rest of these pictures will just be random shots of some very cute kids. Oh...and one shot of Baby sitting next to a Coke can with an Olympic design.