The Flower That Blooms….

Jasmine-flower

Jasmine was almost 14 years old when she was adopted from China.   She has decided to share her story to encourage others to adopt older children, to help others understand what it was like to live in an orphanage, and to give encouragement to other children who will be joining their forever family.  She writes her blog in Chinese and a friend translates it for her.

Jasmine has watched me write my blog for over a year now.  We have had many conversations about why I share our family’s stories.  Whenever I write about her, I ask permission to share whatever she has told me.  There are things that she has chosen not to share at this time and I respect that.

Jasmine’s life has touched many people and we hear all the time from people who are praying for her.  If you would like to read more about Jasmine’s story you can check out our Facebook group Seriously Blessed by Adoption or you can go to my personal blog Seriously Blessed and click on the category marked Jasmine.

She is truly an amazing child with the sweetest personality.   We have been so blessed by this beautiful girl with a smile that lights up the room.  Her life has been far from easy, yet she continues to be the sweetest soul.  I hope her stories touch your heart as much as they do mine.

Lisa, Jasmine’s mama

 

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8 thoughts on “The Flower That Blooms….

  1. Jasmine, I have loved following your journey on your mom’s blog. I am SO excited to read your blog now! Thank you so much for putting your story out there–I know it will inspire and encourage so many people! You are beautiful and amazing!!

  2. Hi Jasmine,
    I thought I messaged you but it must not have gone through. Love Love Love that you are writing a blog!!!! We adopted our daughter when she was 5. She is 12 now. She never talks about China and when people talk with her, she politely tells them she doesn’t want to talk about China. She is truly an all American kid though. Even being 12 and a preteen with all its challenges is no different. LOL! I am hoping she would read your blog. It might make her open up a little about China. I love the country. Was so impressed when we were there. Sure wish we could go back but it is not meant to be. Happy for you and your lovely family. God sure is good, isn’t He? Take care!

  3. Hi Jasmine! I really like your blog! Using a blog to tell your story is a beautiful idea that will bless many people. I hope to read more as you post more. Way-to-go!
    P.S. We miss you at church! 😉

  4. Hi Jasmine and family! I am also the mom of six girls, five who were adopted from China. One of my girls has had polio, and like you, she uses a wheelchair. She was adopted when she was eight years old. Back then we thought she might walk — but it was just not meant to be. She has had many, many surgeries over the years and now has a power wheelchair. She is almost 23 years old. My has time flown! Madison is in college, studying to be a social worker. If you would ever like to write to her, have your mom contact me. I know Madison would love to talk with someone else who uses wheels, who is from China. Best wishes!

  5. We are considering adopting a 13-year old that will be 14 the end of December 2016. We’re afraid that we might not have enough time, as we are just starting the paperwork. What would you suggest? Can it be expedited in 4 months?

    • Yes, it can be done but it takes a lot of work by your agency and yourself. Have you started the paperwork? Are you prepared to adopt an older child? Do you have older children? Please feel free to message me, Lisa Ellsbury – Jasmine’s mom, on our Seriously Blessed by Adoption page or my personal page.

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