JoongAng Ilbo reported that the little girl, whose name at the time her Dutch parents terminated her adoption in September 2006 was Jade Poeteray, has been adopted by a couple in Hong Kong. Stateless due to the failure of her first adoptive family obtain citizenship for her, she has been in the care of Hong Kong social services since then.
There's a part of me that is glad that a family stepped forward and made the commitment to this child, who has experienced more abandonment in her short life than many experience in a lifetime. But another part of me wonders if she will ever be able to overcome the experience she had with the Dutch couple who so seriously let her down. I hope for her sake that her new adoptive parents understand the enormity of the responsibility they have undertaken, and will stand by her no matter the difficulties she faces in the future.
I hope that this little girl finds love and support in her new family that ease the pain of the loss of her Korean family and memories of abandonment by her first adoptive family. If ever there was a need for the power of love to do surmount the seeming impossible, I think it's now, in this little girl's life.
You are correct, I've been absent recently. There's so much going on in my life - nothing new, I should add, just a whole lotta the same - that I'm finding it impossible to keep up with my online buddies. I'm very sorry about that, as I know you all have been busy writing lots of good stuff, and I haven't been able to read it.
The most obvious reason is that there are only so many hours in the day, and after a long day of work that is spent entirely, and I mean ENTIRELY, on the computer, I'm finding I need to get off the damn thing for awhile at the end of the day. Sadly, though, pretty much everyone I know in real life and online keeps in touch electronically, so I'm now woefully out of touch.
So woefully out of touch, in fact, that I'm going to ask a favor: Please leave a comment and let me know how you are!