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Sunday, May 14, 2006

We Have Emma's Finding Ad

We have Emma's finding ad. Since 1999, the orphanages in China are required to run a provincial newspaper advertisement for children that are found and brought to their orphanage. 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. This is the picture we received of Emma Sophia Mingjing. I don't know her exact age but it is a very young photo. Maybe just a week after she was found. I know that Emma Sophia will cherish every part of her past that we can collect. And she will be happy to have a picture of her as a newborn. The ad says.... Name: Qian Ming Jing Sex: Girl Birth date: 8/28/05 She is healthy. Date arrived at orphanage: 8/31/05 Finding date: 8/21/05 Finding location: At the end of the Xisha Bridge, Qianjiang District. She was a little chubby. She had nothing with her when found. I find comfort in the fact that it says she was a little chubby. This makes me think that her birth mom was taking care of her those first 3 days. Here she is with other babies found around the same time. She is the 7th one in the top row. Here is where we ordered her ad.Research-China: Home

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Vicki

This is priceless and what a great time for it to come the day before mothers day. I am sure that Emma will forever charish this photo.

Susan R

P.S. My birthday is August 20th.. almost one more "red thread"

Anonymous said...

dVicki
Thank you for such a lovely Mothersday. I know how hard it had to be for you to see all of those precious little angels get dedicated yesterday but even though your arms were emty this time youheld her in your heart as I did. Her special day will be here real soon so hang in Mom and keep packing. I love you
Mom

Connie said...

Emma is so beautiful. Congrats to you! I can hardly wait to be in your shoes. What a wonderful blessing.

Connie
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