I've been asked to advocate for another sweet girl who is soon to age out. Naomi turns 14 on July 18, so her paperwork needs to get started immediately. There is still plenty of time to get it completed. If you are already LID for another child, then the process would be even easier (this was what we did - took 10 weeks, but I know that another lady got the paperwork accomplished in 1 month - they will push that paperwork through!). There are many similarities between Xiaoyun and Naomi. Both have severe scoliosis, though at this point, I'm not sure of the curvature of Naomi's, both dangerously close to never having a family of their own, both lived in a foster home (as of the last update I have on Naomi), and it appears that perhaps Naomi's lungs (or perhaps heart?) might be compromised. Her file says she can't do a lot of exercise, and gets out of breath - which was Xiaoyun's case. The difference is that Xiaoyun now - only a year after we began- has already had her surgeries and lives with her forever family. Naomi's file says she loves to play with the neighbor's children and loves music. She can take care of her physical needs. Please consider whether this child might be the daughter you didn't even realize was waiting on you!! I have more info on Naomi - please send a note with your email address (I won't post it). If she isn't to be your daughter, will you please join me in praying for both Naomi and Makenna (as well as Tommy and Dawn - the children on the right side of my blog), that they will find their forever families before it is too late? Thank you!!!!
BTW - Xiaoyun has said she'd be glad to write Naomi for you (translate your letter or write one herself), to reassure her about being adopted.