Jessica Golden and her father, Carl Golden, are celebrating her birthday as a special journey. Jessica is leaving the realms of being a teenager and is going into the word of grown-ups.
Born in 1997, Jessica was brought to the United States when she was only 13 months old. Her parents traveled around the world to a place called Maoming, China, where they adopted her. All her life before her adoption, she’d been living in a state-administered orphanage with many other children, all female, who were abandoned.
Golden describes the event of when he and his wife first met their daughter: “Wearing an oversized t-shirt and a diaper, she was handed by an orphanage matron to an anxious and teary-eyed adoptive mother.”
Since then, Jessica has been the light in the lives of her family.
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