Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Maggie's Finding Ad

This information was taken from Research-China.

"Since 1999, the orphanages in China are required to run a provincial newspaper advertisement for children that are found and brought to their orphanage. We call them "Finding Ads." These ads contain information about where and when the children were found and which orphanage is caring for them. Originally these were text-only ads, but most provinces now include photographs in their ads. These photographs are usually the earliest available pictures of the children, some from as young as a few weeks old ".

Maggie is less than a month old in her finding ad picture. We feel so blessed to have the original paper that her finding ad is in. The orphanage will post a childs picture one time in a provincial newspaper. (They usually post about six times a year). We used Research-China and they were wonderful.


Michele said...

Oh my gosh! What a blessing! I have to be honest, I am so overwhelmed by the children's faces in the first picture. Oh how I wish the clock would speed up and we could have our little Jessica home. Seeing those sweet little faces makes my heart hurt. It feels like we will never bring her home. At this point, I can't even get our homestudy scheduled (or so it feels).

I am so excited for you! I can't even imagine the joy you feel. I love following your journey. I can't wait to see sweet Maggie's face!

Mandee said...

I just came across your blog. Congratulations on your referral! We are waiting to bring our Maggie home too!!!

I had not heard of this service and I am so excited to contact them. Thank you for sharing.

Gavin's Family said...

Kathy, I am in the middle of a book talking about the process a baby goes through in China from the birth mother to being found and then put in an add in local newspapers in hopes someone will come foward to claim the child. It's heart wrenching to think our kids go through this before we enter their lives. I can't even imagine the birth mother first having been forced to or having to make the decision to leave the child. Then to see it in the news paper knowing she can't claim the baby. This is our kids history and yet we are lucky if we get even a glimps of it to relay to them later. Thanks for the tip I would love to see if I can dig up anything on Gavin.

Queen Bee said...

How neat! I can't wait to hear more updates on your little girl!

In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:3
We have a daughter !!!!!!
Maggie Caroline was born Oct. 29, 2008.
She is in the SWI of Gaozhou City,China.
Guangdong Province)