That's what I keep having to tell myself. This week, I saw two (well way more than two) sweet girls on the waiting child list with our agency. One was a *gorgeous* girl that just turned 13. She is available and perfectly healthy. She is only waiting because of her age. Her bio said that her mom had to give her up three years ago, probably because she could't afford to keep her. Her mom knew that she would have food and a warm bed in an institution. That breaks my heart. Their conditions (or whatever) were so bad that she was better off in an orphanage. Oh that hurts my heart. We simply can not wrap our minds around the oppression. It makes me cry thinking about it. Thinking about that sweet girl. She said she understands why her mom gave her up. Oh, if I could bring her home today I would!
There was another sweet girl, that stole my heart too. This baby just turned one. She has a severe cleft palate and cleft lip. She is scheduled for surgery in August. She is lucky though, because she is a part of a foundation that will help her grow and get stronger. This foundation makes it possible for her to receive her desperately needed surgery. The sad thing to me is this baby girl probably has tons of families interested her. The above little girl doesn't have the chance that this baby has. What is even worse, is the girl will "age out" of the system at 14. She will be released to live on the streets. I doubt this is what her mom hoped for her. It literally breaks my heart.
SO many orphans. So few people willing to step up and help. I wish we could bring both of these girls home. It just isn't time for us yet. Even if we wanted too, we don't have the resources right now. Hopefully soon. Hopefully soon, there will one less.