A chance meeting with Cloud by Paula and her Hunan-born daughter during a return visit to her orphanage last year made a permanent dent in their hearts and cemented their determination to help advocate for this sweet girl. Cloud will celebrate her 12th birthday next week. In her short life, she has grown in inner strength despite her tough start. She entered orphanage care just two years ago and in that time has shown that she is a caring and loving girl.
Despite being diagnosed with reduced hearing in both ears, Cloud quickly settled into orphanage life. Her nannies told us that she is always ready and willing to help out with the younger children. This smart girl easily communicates with those around her, and like all kids her age loves to eat, draw and watch TV. She applies herself to her school work readily and now attends a special school for the deaf since last September. Recently fitted with hearing aids, she has made great advances in language ability and was recently awarded the honor of “Excellent Student.” The orphanage staff were quick to tell us that they are thrilled to see her blossom and become more outgoing. Paula says she watched Cloud care for a small boy who had problems communicating when they were shown around. Although shy at first, she later posed for a photo showing the peace sign. “She was a sweet girl with a beautiful smile that warmed your heart,” says Paula.
We just know there’s a family out there waiting to share that warmth and make this beautiful child their daughter.
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