At the Mother's Heart foster home in Mangshi, Yunnan province, China

These kids were incredibly radiant… there were lots of giggles and hugs… it was a joy to be with them in October 2009 on a trip on behalf of a donor client… their parents have passed away from AIDS. Living in these foster homes has meant the world of difference for them. Before living at these homes, they were at risk of being sold to traffickers, dropping out of school, drug use and mistreatment. To see their beautiful smiling faces was one of the highlights of my time in Yunnan last fall.

I’m missing China.