Sunday, August 15, 2010
Zoe's Finding Ad
We received Zoe's finding ad. I was hoping to see a much younger picture of her, but this ad wasn't even placed until she was about 2 1/2 years old. It seems to be just a formality to prepare a child for adoption in this case (and in the cases of the other girls listed on the same page) rather than to find their family.
I need to dig into some of Zoe's biography, once I get the kids back to school. A lot of it doesn't really make sense regarding her finding spot, the police station she was taken to, and then ending up in the orphanage she did.
She was found at five months old in a chicken market at night. The police found her. This definitely makes me wonder about what the circumstances were regarding her abandonment. Her needs were visible from the day she was born, so did the parents hope to keep her? Did they give her up when they became pregnant once again? Were her needs preventing her from staying healthy and they realized they couldn't care for her or provide for her the way she deserved?
Whatever the circumstances, I hope it was out of love. I wish the parents of these girls could at least know where they go and the opportunities that are given to them, as a mother that would at least give you some peace of mind in amongst such a devastating decision.