Thursday, June 09, 2011

Finding Ad

We hired a research company to locate Charlottes finding ad and we were so excited to get it in the mail this week.

What is a finding ad?? 
Since 1999, the orphanages in China are required to run a provincial newspaper advertisement for children that are found and brought to their orphanage. We call them "Finding Ads." These ads contain information about where and when the children were found and which orphanage is caring for them.  This is to give relatives a chance to come forward and claim the children.  These photographs are usually the earliest available pictures of the children, some from as young as a few weeks old.

Charlottes ad was in the Gansu Daily newspaper on December 9, 2009.  So, in the picture she is less than a week old. :)  We do know on finding day that she weighed 6 lbs 3 ounces...she was a little thing.  But look at the picture of her below....she has some chubby cheeks! :)

But this is such a treasure for us to have for her.  We have the entire paper from that day and of course cannot read a thing in it but, we think it will be such a nice piece of Charlottes history to show her one day.

We are getting closer baby girl!
Much Love


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