Sophie’s Brilliance

Six-year-old Sophie from Jiangxi has been waiting for a family to call her own since early 2010.  When LWB became aware of her availability through the Waiting Children Program, we immediately started collecting bits of information on her from people who have met her and from her LWB reports. Every piece of information portrayed Sophie in one light:  “Bright.”

Everyone’s comments about Sophie…her big eyes, her enthusiasm for life, her kindness and happiness…brought me back to this one word.  I think even these few photos of her reflect her bright personality.

She is a ray of sunshine that brightens the day of those around her.

Sophie is helpful in taking care of children younger than herself.  She has fun riding an adult size tricycle and  even enjoys cleaning the floor!  Her caretakers see her blossoming into a beautiful young girl.

She tries not to let her special need hold her back in life, although it can be difficult with her level of activity.  Another surgery is pending for Sophie, and hopefully after that there will be nothing to stop her from taking life by the reigns!

Meg Montgomery is an Adoption Assistance Advocate for Love Without Boundaries. She is a social worker, living and working in Boston, MA.

Love Without Boundaries proudly advocates for adoption but is not an adoption agency. We invite you to contact [email protected] with questions about a child we have featured and encourage you to contact your local adoption agency for more information about China’s Waiting Child Program.

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15 Comments to “Sophie’s Brilliance”

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  2. Barbara 13 October 2010 at 8:19 pm #

    What is Sophie’s SN? How old is she? Thanks!

  3. mbabet 2 November 2010 at 11:00 am #

    She is just beautiful!!!! What a wonderful smile!!

  4. adoptionbecca 9 November 2010 at 11:08 am #

    Has this beautiful child found a home yet? We have been praying and praying for her.

  5. chinalwb 14 November 2010 at 7:21 pm #

    We have learned that an agency has now chosen her as a “special focus” child, and that we are all hopeful she will be officially matched very soon.

  6. K 21 November 2010 at 12:39 am #

    I have been trying to lock Sophie’s file since November 1, 2010! I am eager to bring her home and be her mom! Please keep praying for her and for me! My agency is on it, but they still have to find the file.

  7. adoptionbecca 24 November 2010 at 12:10 am #

    wonderful. please keep us posted, because i think about this little one almost every day. we just adopted our first this past summer, so we can’t jump back in right now. but this sweetheart caught my heart. i’ve been praying for a great family for her, and for protection and endurance until she finds a home. we’ve seen how those prayers for our son have been answered!!

  8. karen 24 January 2011 at 10:06 am #

    Is there any update on Sophie’s situation?? I think of her often as well and would love to here good news…

  9. chinalwb 24 January 2011 at 12:16 pm #

    It is our understanding that Sophie has been matched with a family, and we could not be more thrilled!

  10. K 7 February 2011 at 9:22 pm #

    Yes, she has been matched to me — Finally!!! I hope to bring her home in April. She is the most precious thing in the world to me.

  11. chinalwb 7 February 2011 at 10:02 pm #

    We are so thrilled for you and for Sophie! Please keep us posted on your progress!

  12. adoptionbecca 23 February 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    Yaaaaay for K! I’ve been praying for this sweetheart ever since her story hit. I’m so glad to hear it.

  13. K 9 August 2011 at 11:30 pm #

    We’ve been home just over 4 months now and we are doing GREAT! My daughter is an absolute joy! She recently told me in her newly aquired English “I happy” and that her favorite things to do are to “color with mama” and “play with mama.” Our experience of becoming a family has been easier than I ever thought it could be and we are thriving!

  14. Lu 30 September 2011 at 11:54 am #

    K, do you have a blog? I’d love to see how she’s doing :) So happy for you both.

  15. gavigantl 28 October 2011 at 1:44 pm #

    i would love to know if you have a blog as well..i would love to follow how sophie is doing!
    Tracy Gavigan


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