We recently found out that Zhonghua is in a foster home run by an American lady named Jenny. When we received PA for Zhonghua we also were given Jenny's contact information. I wrote her immediately and she responded quickly. Today she sent us info and updated photos.
So here's the story. She runs a home for special needs children like a well run orphanage. But then they also take some of the babies and put them into Chinese foster homes. Literally with a mom and dad figure. That is where Zhonghua now is. He transitioned in 11/2010. We also found out he had his palate repaired 04/2011. His surgeries may need to be repaired here and thats ok.
I want to say that he is one very blessed little boy to be living in these circumstances. And we are so blessed to be able to have constant communication and updates from his caregiver. "Tommy's" situation is much much different. He is not well, he is in a very poor orphanage, we will have no communication, etc. The contrast is so extreme...yet God chose both of them to be in our family. It's a beautiful thing.
Here are some photos:
This is when he first came to the home in December 2009:Here he is getting ready for Cleft lip surgery 9/30/2010:
His first day going to his foster family 11/3/2010
After Cleft Palate surgery 4/8/2011. Precious~ness:
And here are 4 new photos that Jenny emailed me today :