Thursday, July 26, 2012
A new connection
While on holidays, I was contacted by a family that had adopted a little girl from Zoe's orphanage in Guang'an, Sichuan, one week before we adopted Zoe.
I remember hearing about this little girl, but never knew where she went or who she was adopted by. Her Dad found us by typing in the orphanage name and our blog came up.
When I asked Zoe if she new a little girl by this name -- her chinese name -- she said yes. I asked her where from and she said "China."
We have since asked her questions and shown her photos, but now she says she doesn't know who she is.
They were so young and it seems that both girls had very similar experiences, both at the orphanage and when joining their forever families. They both have chosen to forget the past and when they were adopted they never looked back.
We will likely never know if they really knew each other at that time or not.
The girls were wearing almost the exact same "gotcha day" outfit. Boy pants and a pink sweater. Both girls were described as "naughty". Both girls were covered in bug bites and had short hair. Both girls had a cleft lip and palate.
This orphanage does not do a lot of adoptions, they did a bunch about 10 years ago and then a couple more in 2010.
But what a blessing it is to have this connection from her past. We hope to meet this family at some point and will definitely be keeping in touch with them over the years.