We wanted to start this blog to document the adoption of our Chinese daughter. We started this blog in March but we pre-dated to the beginnings of our story. We used some of our email posts to family.
I just wanted to give you guys an update. On Tuesday night we received an adoption referral. It was quite unexpected since we were not expecting any new kids to be added to the list this soon. Anyway, we were matched with a little girl who is 14 months old and has cleft lip and palette. The rest of her medical file is very good, she is hitting her physical and mental development milestones, she is gaining weight, and eating well. Her cleft lip and palette is pretty severe (3rd degree). It goes all the way up to her nose on both sides, but does not deform her nose. Even though it is severe, it isn’t necessarily any worse than what doctors here have dealt with in the past. They told us that multiple surgeries will help a lot but may still leave some scarring.
The more interesting thing is that she has a twin and is not being adopted out with her twin. Our social workers are very concerned about this and have started a dialog with the Chinese officials to find out why this was. We have said yes to adopting this girl (and indicated we would be interested in adopting her twin if she is available.) But China might find out they made a mistake, so we could potentially end up with anywhere from 0 to 2 kids by the time this sorts itself out.
So for the moment we are anxiously waiting for more feedback from China as to what is happening to Xia Sheng Chun’s twin sister.
I’ll try to let you know as we find out more info.