Where is Emma? She is currently living in Xi'an Children's Welfare Institute in Xi'an, Shaanxi.
They call the orphanage "The Pink Castle"
Sorry these pics are the wrong resolution...but the orphanage seems very pleasant. It is sponsored by Half the Sky . Their mission is to "enrich the lives and enhance the prospects of orphaned children in China." In all the pictures, the rooms were so clean and the nannies were actively playing with the babies and children.
Her given name is An Gui Lan. An is her surname or last name. Gui Lan means "precious flower." Her caretakers call her "Lan-Lan." That's so cute, it will probably stick as her nickname!
Her birthdate is estimated to be May 11, 2008. She was found at approximately 2 months old in the pediatric ward of the hospital. I don't KNOW the circumstances, but in my mind, it seems that her family must have cared for her a great deal...that they recognized she had a need that they couldn't handle. She has a minor heart defect. But the doctors here and in China do not anticipate it being one that will require surgery.
She is quiet, but talkative. hmmm. She is energetic, has a ready smile, and gets along well with others.
She is perfect...and I can't wait to get my hands on her! :)