An internet friend wrote in a comment to my last post, that most likely this child will not get another chance at a family. The last thing I wrote to the person advocating for me was that I hoped that M's family would find her soon. Now, I am almost embarrassed to have written that. This child was abandoned in spring of 2008 and her file is stamped November 8, 2008. She must have gotten on to the shared list soon after that time which means that she has been on the list for over 2 years.
In two years, no one has petitioned to adopt her except for me. Of course, someone might have and also been rejected, but in truth, I don't hear that many people are rejected as agencies seem to pre-qualify families before submitting letters of intent to adopt. And I just rather blithely wrote that I hope her family finds her soon. I need to be careful with my heart, that is true. But then I think of this child.
I don't know.