One of the very special places we were able to go and visit was Xi Hua’s “finding place”. This is the place where she was left at 9 months old and was found and brought to the orphanage. I do feel that this is a very personal part of her life, but at the same time, it is well known that the children are often left to be found and that is how they end up in an orphanage. It was clear by the location of Xi Hua’s finding place that she was intended to be found quickly. Someone left her with care in a busy place. A round-a-bout garden in a busy part of town. Our awesome guide, Lily and our driver, along with an assistant from the orphanage, took us about 30 minutes further from the orphanage and searched for the address and here we found the “flower bed” where our precious little flower was found.
We took pictures of the area from across the street and then we walked over and took a picture there as family as if to wrap up that moment in history in a sense I guess. We also took a picture (our guide’s great idea!) of the store nearby with the address in case we or she ever wants to find it again in the future.