Zoe's class is working on autobiographies. Here's the one she did at home this weekend; she says it's different from the one she's working on at school. She doesn't want her thoughts on her birth parents to be in the hall for every parent to read, she said (She still doesn't mind me posting about it on the blog. She told me the other day that she wants me to post about it because she wants to know if other kids are thinking about their birth parents like she is (hint, hint!)).
In case you can't read it in the drawing, above, this is what she said, all spellings original:
My name is Zoe. I was born in Guangxi Profince of China. I was adopted by an American Women, named Malinda (Mindy) is my mom now. I think about my birthparents very much and I wonder if my birthmother's face looks like mine. When your adopted some people don't have a dad, like me. My Chinese name is Jin Yiling. I like my home in Texas, but I wonder where my birthparents live, then I'll know where they live and I'll know why they let me go.
We were driving in the car yesterday, and Zoe said we should write a note to take to the police station in Guiping. Since the police know everybody, they should know who her birthparents are and could draw us a map to find them, she said. I told her I didn't think the police knew everybody, like she thought. And then we talked about how it made her feel sad and frustrated not to know about her birth parents.