I had a comment on my blog from a mom (Melissa Devine) who recently traveled to Carmon's orphanage. Here's some of what she said:
"We received our referral in August for our daughter and traveled in October. We were able to visit the orphanage. The babies at Yugan are well cared for and defiantly loved. The orphanage is a big building with one floor that we saw with the babies. There are 6 baby rooms with about 5 babies in each room. The nannies have a bed in the room and sleep there, I get the feeling the nannies spend most of the time at the orphanage and then go home for vacations or days off. The little babies spend their days in big baskets and then the older babies get moved to potty chairs. The orphanage has no heat so they are all bundled up in the winter. Overall, I have to say that the babies are very well cared for and that should give you some peace. We sent a care package to Lily and the nannies gave her some of the things back once we arrived. They also gave us a photo album of pictures from when Lily arrived and a necklace for the baby. They really like to stay in touch with the families and encourage email and letters. We even received a Christmas Card from them! "
Wasn't that so sweet of her?
Update: Unfortunately for those of you who didn't get a chance to see them, I had to remove the additional pictures I received from Melissa because she was asked in China not to publish the photos from her visit to the orphanage on the internet. If you'd like to see them, you can leave a comment for me with your email address and I will gladly share them with you.