Introducing 7 year old “Sarah” from China
August 13, 2015

Sarah is a beautiful 7 year old little girl in need of a family. She is in a Love Without Boundaries school and AWAA has had several mission team members meet her in October 2014 & June 2015. Sarah has been diagnosed with lower limb paralysis and postoperative VSD. Sarah seems to be gaining weight and growing stronger physically every day. She recently got a wheelchair provided by LWB and is enjoying more mobility.

 

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One Storyteller mission team member who was able to spend quality time with Sarah had this to say about her:

“Words cannot express the special place that Sarah has in my heart.  On a recent trip to her orphanage I met her.  Each child was special and unique and will never be forgotten by our group.  However, God placed specific children on each of our hearts and we've become passionate about advocating for families for them.  Sarah is that child for me personally.  For the past 10 months she has been in my constant thoughts and prayers.  After returning from our trip my family sponsored her through LWB for an educational scholarship.  I have been delighted with each update to see her gaining weight and growing stronger physically and having more mobility with the wheelchair provided by LWB.  Dull little eyes 10 months ago have become bright and filled with joy.  I believe her access to education is opening up meaning and joy that was lacking last year.  She was so eager to learn and to try and communicate with me.  

 

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The first day I was in her room I brought a simple shape puzzle toy to her crib to play with her.  I began to show her how the puzzle worked and since I speak no Mandarin I started naming the shapes in English.  To my amazement she copied what I said in almost perfect English.  She quickly learned the word for each shape- square, triangle, star..  I was so shocked and she was so thrilled to keep showing me how smart she truly was. That particular day we had a newspaper reported in the orphanage shadowing us to cover our visit.  She was bilingual and came over to see when she heard Sarah naming the shapes.  She was really surprised and affirmed her for what she had learned.  She told me "she learns English faster than me", it made all of us smile.  On the last day we were given the chance to go to any room we chose.  I went to see Sarah and she wanted the puzzle again and began to show me that she remembered the shapes.  She is so very bright and deserves a chance to grow and flourish in a family.  Nothing could stop this little girl if she was given the chance to blossom in a loving family. I would be happy to speak with any perspective families.  I cannot say enough about this amazing little girl.”

Love Without Boundaries is providing care for Sarah and you can find a post about her on their site here: http://www.lwbcommunity.org/sweet-sarah-is-ready-to-shine

Sarah’s file is from one of our orphanage partnerships in China and her file is on the CCCWA's shared list. She is designated as Special Focus so a family at any stage of the process is eligible to review her file.


Current America World families who are interested in welcoming "Sarah" into their family should contact their Family Coordinator about him.

Families who are not currently in the process of adopting with America World should fill out a  free PRE-APPLICATION and our Intake staff will follow up with you right away.

Any questions about "Sarah" or any Waiting Child can be directed to our China staff at WaitingChildren@awaa.org or 800-429-2269.
 

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