In China, hospital stays are longer than in the US. Many of the babies we send for medical treatment will stay in the hospital for 2-3 weeks. During this time, the nurses often become very attached to the children in their care.
So many families adopt waiting children who have received surgery or medical care in China. I know many of these people wonder about that time in their child’s life and who was involved in their care.
I loved these photos because they show that before our children become ours, there are so many people in China who play an essential role in their lives, people we may never meet in person, but who leave their own mark as part of a child’s life story.