Mimi is an orphan. She has NO parents...NO family for that matter.
Mimi is a sweet and spunky 12 year old girl who lives in an orphanage in Southern China.
I had the privileged of spending a bit of time with her last week and fell in Love with her.
She is very sweet to the little kids especially this little guy.
For a girl who has not had a formal education, she was able to write her numbers and draw shapes. I am pretty sure the characters are her name. She appeared to be a smart little cookie.
Here she is with her little buddy again and another boy who is 9 (If my memory suits me) One can see that she is very little with a webbed neck.
Mimi learned a few simple English words during our visit. She would run over to me repeating these words then run off giggling. I am telling you she is smart and ADORABLE!!!
Here she is performing with the older kids. She was so proud singing and took it very seriously.
Don't let the converse fool you. Yes they are cute! But - I did not see any toys at the orphanage, I think 90% of the kids are nonverbal. It was a very sad place! She needs OUT of there ASAP!
Mimi wants parents badly, (we asked her.) I think she will do very well and my guess is she will grow and thrive once she is in a loving home.
Is she your daughter? If not, there are other ways to help. Spreading the word and/or financial support towards her adoption are great ways to get involved.