We ask for updates on all of the children that we are entrusted with.  Most are sufficient.  Most answer the questions, and provide the information that we need.  Some don’t share much at all.  And then there are others.  Those where you can feel the love for the child.  Those where you can tell that the caregiver providing answers really want us to know this child.  Adelyn’s update is one of those.

While the entire update stood out to me, there were two questions that really just made me smile:

How is her emotional development? Is the child attached to anyone? Who is she close to? Does she care for other people?
Great. She is very attached to her nanny. She knows how to care for others. When her nanny gets tired after a long walk, she will bring a stool for her. She will massage her nanny’s legs, waist and back. If her nanny coughs, she will ask her to take medicine. When her younger brother cries, she will give him toys. When her neighbor gives her snacks, she will share with her younger brother. Her neighbor is a disabled man and she will help him with his cane.

How are her social skills? Does she get along well with other children and adults?
Great! All the neighbors love her!

I can see these answers in these pictures of Adelyn.  I can see her sweet spirit in that big smile on her face.  I can see it in the way she dances in the rain.  This girl is special.  This girl will bring immeasurable joy to the family who says Yes to her.

Adelyn is 6-years-old and is available for adoption through Madison Adoption Associates.  There is a $5,000 Bright Futures grant available for the family who adopts her.  Interested in learning more?  Email sarah@madisonadoption.org or complete the Prospective Adoptive Parent form.