Chinese Valentine’s Day: We Saved This Baby Girl from being “Given Away.”

“Ming Mei” (Her name has been changed to protect her identity)

August 25th is the Qixi Festival — China’s Valentine’s Day — an important day for young Chinese girls.  Will you “Save a Girl” – a girl like Ming Mei — for China’s Valentine’s Day?

Look at beautiful baby Ming Mei! She may never know that because she is an illegal third child of a very poor family, her mother was planning to “give her away.”

Ming Mei’s parents already had two children – the limit under the Two-Child Policy – when Ming Mei was born.  They did not intend to have a third, but her mother got pregnant by accident.  If they wanted to, the Family Planning Officials could impose a large fine on the family.

Ming Mei’s mother is a Christian and believes that children are a gift from God. 

Ming Mei’s father is the only healthy man in his family.  He is a truck driver, transporting vegetables to market.  The coronavirus shut down his business and he had not worked for five months when Ming Mei was born.  His younger brother has epilepsy, and his father has been bedridden for two years.  Ming Mei’s father was responsible to care for them by himself. In addition, he is supporting his wife and two children.  Ming Mei, a third child, was more than her family could bear financially. 

 Ming Mei’s mother did not know what to do.  She loved Ming Mei but could not afford a third child.  With a heavy heart, she planned to give Ming Mei away, because of the severe poverty in her family. 

Thankfully, our Fieldworker learned about Ming Mei’s family and went to see them.  She congratulated Ming Mei’s mother on her beautiful, newborn daughter, saying “Girls are as good as boys.”  She offered the family a monthly stipend of $25 for a year to help them keep Ming Mei.

When Ming Mei’s mother heard that with our help, she could keep Ming Mei, she began to cry, saying that our helping hand was building up her faith.

This Chinese Valentine’s Day, will you show love for a girl child and become a GirlSaver? 

Any donation is welcome, including a one-time donation. But would you consider becoming a monthly donor, a “GirlSaver?” For only $25 per month or $300 per year, our GirlSavers have helped WRWF save at-risk babies in China, babies like Ming Mei, who might not be alive if one of our undercover fieldworkers had not met her mother and assured her that little girls are just as special as boys. Because of your generosity, we can continue to save girls in China.

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