Saturday, January 19, 2013

Advocating for Abigail


Due to an unfortunate accident in a foster home in another part of China,a nation wide policy is taking effect requiring children in foster care to be returned to state run orphanages. My friends sister lives in China and fosters four special needs children. She had to return Abigail to the orphanage, whom she's had for five years). 

This is Abigail. She is seven years old now and has Down Syndrome. She is healthy and smart and such a little cutie !  Her foster mom was told that she has been a big help with the other children entering the orphanage from foster care. She knows English and Mandarin too.
Her name is Shen Zhiwu from Shenyang, China and has recently been added to the list and is available for adoption.
Our hearts break that Abigail was taken from a loving, sweet home and separated from the only mother and family she has ever known. 
Please help us get the word out about Abigail.
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Please pray for all the children that have been affected by this.  I will also be advocating for the three other children that lived with Abigail.
You can contact me for more information.


Annie said...

Oh Kathy, this post really broke my heart. To see that sweet little face and to think that she will leave the foster mom she knows and loves? Just heartbreaking! I Just prayed for her and hope God will step in and help her and the other children displaced.

Stacy said...

Kathy, our daughter has been in foster care in Shanghai for almost 9 years. Would they be returning her to the orphanage as well? Do you know where I could get more information about this? We are due to travel in March and I expected her to go bac at the beginning of March but am concerned as to what this will mean for her! Thank you so much!

Lori said...

My heart skipped a beat when I saw this precious child! I have been searching everywhere to find a little girl with DS EXACTLY this age! I am in the process of trying to locate her file, but because of CNY, many agencies can't access it until the holiday is over. Also, it would be so helpful to have her actual birthdate in order to locate her file! Any help you could offer would be wonderful! I am so praying that God would do a miracle and I might be able to bring this angel HOME!

Lori McCary

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.
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