My daughter Maya was three days old, a healthy newborn, when police officers in China's rural Xiaxi Town found her. Or so her adoption papers say.
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Yes, I waited 5.5 years for my mom and dad to come. But eventually, they came. For some kids, they never do.
Right after the Chinese New Year holiday, our Half the Sky training team returned to the Huazhou orphanage to see how things were going in the new children's center.
A new preschool teacher said, "I think the children here have lacked love for a long time."
Even before the 10-day introductory training at Huazhou is over, small miracles begin to occur -- especially among the newest participants in Half the Sky's Infant Nurture Program.
Director Li passed among the cribs, and as she explained the special care needed for each, she comforted the babies, held them, made small improvements before moving on.
BEIJING -- A fire that killed six children and one young adult at an illegally run orphanage in central China has prompted the suspensions of six loca...
I wondered for the first time on this morning, did they wait on the weekend when we did not visit the orphanage, and if so, did those diminutive faces wonder if we would ever come back?
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