Update: My family has found me!
This sweet little face belongs to Grace. Although her nannies describe her as timid and shy, she gets along well with others and is said to be energetic. She is six years old. She loves to listen to music, read books, and play with toys,. Dolls happen to be her favorite and she likes to play hide and seek. Grace has been diagnosed with CHD, specifically VSD and pulmonary hypertension. Her height, weight, and physical development are consistent with most other kids with a similar diagnosis. Test results and images are available for her family to see, as well as a video. On paper, her condition can seem bleak. The reality is that she needs a family soon. A family that is willing to love in spite of the risk. A family that knows this child is more than medical test results and papers in a file, but she is their very own beloved daughter.
Grace’s file is currently with WACAP and she has a $4,000 grant for qualified families. Please email WACAP for more information.
Plenty of resources and encouragement from families of other heart children are available. The following sites are great places to learn more about CHD:
Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital
Kids With Heart
Congenital Heart Information Network Resources
China Heart Children Yahoo Group
For more information on beginning the adoption journey, contact the Advocacy Team.