Advocate Today: 5-Year Old, “Matthew”

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Please join us in advocating for “Matthew” by sharing his story & praying for him and his forever family. “Matthew” is a sweet and energetic boy, who loves to play with his caretaker and take walks. 

At 3-½ years old, he could walk while holding someone’s hand and stand alone. “Matthew” was born with microcephaly (a small head), which has caused some developmental delay. He can walk with assistance and has limited fine motor skills.

He also had oblique inguinal hernias (groin hernias) on both sides, which were corrected when he was three years old. At this time, he also had an extra digit removed from his right thumb (polydactyly). There were no complications with his hernia or hand surgeries.

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He is designated by the CCCWA as a Special Focus child and is from one of our agency’s orphanage partnerships. His file is now a shared file. A family at any stage of the process is eligible to review this file.

Current America World families who are interested in making “Matthew” their son should contact their Family Coordinator about him.

Families not currently in the process of adopting with America World should fill out a quick & simple free PRE-APPLICATION and our Intake staff will follow up with you right away.

Any questions about “Matthew” or any Waiting Child can be directed to our China staff at or 800-429-2269.


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