Adopted Kids

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Oct 4, 2016 01:22
Today, I went to an orphanage located in the urban core. It'd been half a year since I'd last gone there. One of the caregivers there told me that a girl named “Lily” had already been adopted by a Jewish American family, but was still at the orphanage while the adoption was being finalized. The girl was four years old, very cute and outgoing. She even didn’t know that she'd been abandoned by her parents, and thought she wasn’t any different from any other girls.

Our company has an organization that regularly helps children in the orphanage, as well as senior-citizens in nursing homes. I’m a member of it. Lily impressed me a lot because she loved singing and dancing. I'll miss her, but at the same time, I am so glad that she's finally getting a home, a real home. I’m convinced that her adoptive parents will love her wholeheartedly. And, I even know the family will eat at a Chinese restaurant on Christmas Eve. Lol.

Americans adopt many Chinese children from orphanages every year. Some people say that they do this out of religious reasons because they’re Christian and the Bible tells them to adopt. Some of the adoptive parents have admitted this to be true. But, as I’ve just seen, they’re not all Christian. They can be Jewish, Mormon, or anything else.

The adoptive families have to pay the orphanages at least 20,000 dollars, which has agitated some Chinese netizens. Aren’t the institutions kid-traders? When the adopted kids have grown up, their adoptive parents will encourage them to find their biological parents. Many cases of these kids having become adults and coming back to search for their real parents have been reported. However, in Chinese culture, the adoptive parents don’t like their adopted kids to find their real parents, because they’re afraid of losing them.

Anyway, I’m so happy for them. Some of them are physically challenged, and almost all of them wouldn't be likely to receive quality education and health care. Chinese society is so competitive and even apathetic towards people with handicaps, that if they had remained at orphanages, they would not have had a happy childhood, and therefore a tough adult life would probably have been waiting ahead for them.

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A girl with no arms: