These are two babies that completely have my heart right now. They are Valentina and Dash. They were born the same week. These pictures were taken within the past week when each were 8 months old. Valentina lives in an orphanage in China were I work. I will be visiting there on 3/20/12 before we go to Hangzhou to adopt the girls.
Dash lives around the corner with my friend Ginger. Dash has an adoring Mama. Valentina does not. Dash is sitting up and giggling now. Valentina hasn't the strength. Dash weighs 20 pounds. Valentina weighs about half of that. Look at the difference having a Mama makes. Every child should have that chance. We will be doing all we can to ensure Valentina gets her turn.