Ruby: A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes
Who doesn’t love a good fairytale? Of course, the best fairytales have happy endings. When I heard Ruby’s story and saw her photos, she reminded me of a princess from a fairytale awaiting her Prince Charming. Let me tell you a story about Ruby and the “Prince Charming” of her dreams.
Once upon a time lived a radiant girl with a heart of gold – Ruby. She was beloved by her teachers, friends and nannies…but still, something was missing in her life: her “Prince Charming.” In Ruby’s fairytale, her “Prince Charming” is a compassionate and loving family who understands that she has spent the last eleven years of her life with a family consisting of ayis and brothers and sisters in a social welfare institute in Huainan Province. This family would also need to understand that although she has been wishing for a family for so long, the transition will undoubtedly be tough for her.
Ruby’s heart has been dreaming about having a family to call her own for some time now. When we asked her recently about being adopted, she says her dream is to have a family “who belongs to her” and she wishes to be “loved by a mother and a father.” Today is Ruby’s eleventh birthday, which means there is not much time for her “Prince Charming” to find her! She is only eligible for adoption until she turns fourteen.
Look at this photo…wouldn’t you agree that she looks like she is dreaming of her prince?
We hope that you will share Ruby’s fairytale with others. It’s our fervent hope to tell you the happy ending to Ruby’s story in the not-too-distant future!
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.