Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I had to opportunity to have Jie Jie's growth report translated by a professional who was born and raised in Hong Kong and there is so much more to it than the first translator gave me. To have it read with a Chinese accent was such a memorable experience; it felt like it was coming directly from the SWI director herself. The translator is so impressed she said that she'd like to adopt her, too!
So, here's a few more tidbits of information:
She has already lost some teeth and started to grow permanent ones.
Her paperwork was submitted in early 2006 too CCAA in the hope of finding her a family. The papework was re-submitted in 2010. (I don't know if she was ever listed for adoption until 2010 because 2006 would still be under the old CCAA director who was much more conservative about special needs adoptions.)
It's nothing short of a miracle that she was kept alive until she got medical care. People at her SWI tried for years to get her special need taken care of, taking her to many different hospitals and trying many different avenues. Finally, in 2009, they found someone who worked as a tour group translator who connected them to Love Without Boundaries and LWB arranged her care in what is probably the best children's hospital in mainland China. Thank you, Love Without Boundaries and her SWI staff who never gave up!
They consider her to be extremely pretty, which obvious to me, and extremely polite.
She is very smart, learns fast. After seeing something just once, she can usually figure it out and do it herself.
If you are a visitor, she is very polite and will bring you a chair immediately without being asked and will share food with you.
Her SWI wants her to be adopted and loved.
The translator said that by the way the document was written, it's very obvious that they love her very much.