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China Waiting Child: Cheerful “Ellie”

Ellie is a precious, beautiful 8-year-old little girl who has been through a great deal medically but has persevered with a strong spirit and a bright smile.  She was diagnosed as having a solitary left kidney and received surgery for a gastrointestinal condition and syndactyly of the 4th toe on her left foot.  Despite this, she is able to walk and run independently and has had no impact on her motor development, though she chooses to wear loose and comfortable-fitting shoes.

Ellie joined the “Sapling Growth” Care Project in September 2016 and is currently being fostered and attending Kindergarten, where she studies reading, art, language, mathematics, PE, and cooking.  She has a great appetite and eats a variety of meats, fruits, and vegetables. Ellie is described as cheerful and confident and is well-liked by the other children.

Please take a few minutes to consider how God would have you be a part of helping this precious child, whether that is through prayingadvocating, or inquiring to learn more.

You can learn more about the process of adopting from China on our China overview page as well as learn about eligibility requirements for a China adoption.

If you are interested in learning more about Ellie or adopting a child from China, please email our China team at or you can reach us by phone at  800-429-3369 for more information.

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