This is Presley's finding ad. This is the only "baby" picture we have of her. In the newspaper they publish all of the babies with their picture in case some of them are looking for a lost child. The date on this paper is October 30, 2007, Presley's birthday is April 30, 2007 and on her ad it says she was found on May 8, 2007. It is really sad to see some of the older children that are on here. One of them has a birthday of 7/5/2002 and found on 4/29/2007. He was almost 5!! A lot of times older children are abandoned when they have a medical condition that needs attention and their family cannot afford the care they need. I could not imagine leaving my Carson (who just turned 6) because he needed some type of surgery. I would hope that I would have the same courage and love to be able to let him go so that he could get better care. That is the ultimate test of a mother's love. I can't imagine how many families in China mourn their children they love so much and chose to give them a better life. They have to walk away and never will know what happens to their children. I have heard of several occasions where a family will adopt a child and they will notice the same person seeming to be whereever they are, obviously making sure that their child or relative is being well taken care of. Since Presley was from Baoji and we received her in Xi'an, her birth family wouldn't have had the chance to do that. I hope that somehow they know in their hearts that she is well taken care of and very, very loved!! Okay, I have to stop thinking about that, it always makes me cry!!
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