Sunday, April 17, 2011

The cameras we send and the children left behind...

With all of our adoptions we have sent cameras to the orphanages in hopes that they will take pics of our child, their friends, their nanny and the environment they live in. We want our children to have some documented memories of their past.







We sent 2 cameras to Sam's orphanage. I have heard that his orphanage is small and very poor. When we asked for past pics of him they did not have any because they did not have a camera. I also heard they did not have a computer or internet. I could not find any other children that have been adopted through this orphanage. 


God Bless these sweet children... These pics break my heart... I am so thankful to have our boy home but then my mind goes to the other children... Those that are left behind...


I think they ended up just giving Sam the camera and he snapped away for most of the second roll of film. They are of partial people and a random plant. I am thankful for the pics we got but it never seems to satisfy me- I want to know more about our little boy's past...


Ava's camera also had many pics of the children... God bless these sweet kids... Honestly I want to bring them all home and mother them... 








These two pic are of Ava. Again, I am so thankful she is home!







All of these children are in Henan Province. I do not know if they are up for adoption- I am hoping so... And praying that they find families soon.

6 comments:

Lori said...

Oh my heart!

Those faces. Sigh.

Sweet little darlins'.

Adeye said...

Oh my goodnes, friend, that just gives me a lump in my throat :( Poor babies...who will go for them?????

So thankful that your sweeties are right there with you!

Holly said...

Oh, so heartbreaking. Especially the little girl with the scratches or something on her face, and that blank look in every picture. Precious children. So sad.

Karin said...

Oh my heart. :( They all look so miserable and hopeless. I hope their orphanage is able to send their paperwork for adoption and that families will come for these precious kids. Such sadness in their eyes...

Janet and Kevin said...

Thank you for sharing these pictures Jean. They tell a tale in those children's lives, don't they? What orphanage? Our Philip once lived at Jiaozhou? Not sure that spelling is correct. In fact, I don't think it is. So glad Sam and Ava and in a loving and comfortable home now.

Hugs,
janet and gang

Chris said...

I, too, sent cameras for both of our girls with the same hope of having something for them of their past.

The pictures I have of Avery's orphanage....well, just sucks the breath out of me. The children, the ones left behind....her friends, her companions for almost four years....what of them?

Sometimes it is just too hard to bear....
Thankfully, we have a God who can bear this...right?
He loves them!
He does have a plan for them.
Such hope! :)