Saturday, September 21, 2013

A Day in the Life of Group Home 2: Part 1, Morning.

A few weeks ago, two professional photographers generously offered to donate their time to do a photo shoot at one of our Beijing group homes. Group Home 2 graciously opened their home to the photographers, who were able to capture a simple Friday morning and family meal.  

The couple caring for the kids in Group Home 2 was the very first that Little Flower hired in the Group Educational Foster Homes project. The father of the family had polio and walks with a crutch and a cane. As the only one of our group home parents who knows what it’s like to have a disability, he has a strong sense of understanding of--and connection with--the kids he cares for.

The day captured in these photos also happened to be Ying’s last day. This little girl you see in the rainbow dress would meet her new adoptive parents the very next morning. It was a bittersweet day, and we’re grateful that it could be captured on camera by such deft, discerning eyes. It really brings to life the old adage that a picture can speak a thousand words. Thanks so much to Keiko at Not an Illusion Productions for these particular photos.

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