Thursday, April 3, 2008

Waiting Girl

WACAP has a healthy girl who is about to "age out" of the system. This means she will no longer be allowed to be adopted because of her age. She will be 13 years old in July. She was abandoned at the age seven. She quickly adapted to life in the institution and is enrolled in public school. She’s currently studying English and is able to pronounce a handful of common words. Her caregivers describe her as active, extroverted and diligent. She is in good health and was found to have no special needs. She is one of WCAPS promise children. This means nearly all adoption expenses are subsidized. WACAP also has a no interest loan to cover any expenses not covered. They will only allow Americans, and US military living abroad to adopt this child. That leaves me out (sad). I can not show you her photo, but trust me she is a really cute girl. Imagine what it would be like to never have a family in China. China is a country where family ties are very important. This girl is healthy and smart, but will have few opportunities in China. But with a family in the US, her whole future could be bright. Adoption is often too expensive to be considered by many families. That is not the case here. Maybe this is your daughter? Contact WACAP for more information.