I know I said that my next post would be about Conner. There are reasons I haven't done it yet-- but in the meantime I haven't posted anything else because I had promised a Conner post. Well, posting this video is going to have to trump my promise. It's just too important. (:
Last December as we were adopting Cali, a film crew traveled with us to document the adoption for their upcoming film, "Find Me." I shared the trailer in a past post. While in Xi'an, the film crew (Dave and Michael) visited a local orphanage and took a video of who they named, "Little Miss So Sad." This video was later posted on facebook in hopes that they could find her a family, and they did!!! The Zimmerman family is now in China and Little Miss So Sad is now officially their daughter, Lucy. Once again, Dave traveled to China to document her adoption. This will all be shown in the film "Find Me" coming out next Spring, which will also feature Cali's and Graci's stories.
If you remember, I stated numerous times that I don't like cameras. I really don't. Don't get me wrong-- the producers of this film are the kindest, most wonderful people and became dear friends. They were wonderful throughout the process. I just don't like being on camera. But I knew in my heart that being part of this documentary could be a huge blessing to our girls. Having their stories documented could be so, so good for them. Even more, I knew that it could lead to other children finding families. I said over and over that if even one child found a home because of the film, then it was worth it. It happened!! My heart is so happy for Lucy-- but honestly it has made me even more anxious to continue to find homes for these children.
On this most recent trip to China, the orphanage director asked about filming some more children in hopes that Dave could also find families for them. This video is about one of those girls, a girl they are calling Emily.
Watching this video will perhaps help make real what I try so hard to convey to people-- these children WANT A FAMILY. They are real. They are precious. This video was JUST taken. Her plea is current and it will tug at your heart. Please consider sharing the video in any way you can in hopes of getting Emily the parents she so desperately wants. And if you feel your heart start to open to her but you have questions or concerns about older child adoption, please ask me. (: