But today, my heart is broken. Today, I want you to know that the orphan crisis is real. I don't know how big it is. I don't know how to fix it. I realize that my adoption did not fix the overall problem. (It did change one little's girls world.) I can't fix it. But I do know this:
Today, in a country not so far away, a 3-year-old little girl died. I don't know how. I don't know why. I do know that she died without ever having the love of a mother. She died an orphan.
She was not in a neglectful third-world country. She was not in a horrible mental institution. She does have a heart-breaking story. She, like every child, deserved the love and security of a family.
She will be mourned. There were many of us that loved her from afar. Unfortunately, none of us were in a position to make her our daughter in time. Please pray for those who loved her both in person and through pictures and stories. Our hearts are broken.