Advocate Today: 7-Year Old, Charlie

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Our “Advocate Today” posts are highlighting children who have been on the Waiting Child list for quite some time and very much need forever families. These children can be more moderate medical needs, which can make them a bit harder to place. We believe God has a plan for their lives like any other child and simply need a family willing to invest more time in their medical need. We ask that continue to advocate for these children as you have been doing, and thank you in advance for making a difference by sharing each of their stories!

Charlie is a smiley, cute, and smart boy who loves to play with everybody and care for the younger children in the orphanage. He loves playing with everyone, whether they are friends or strangers.Charlie was born with cerebral palsy, but has done very well at the orphanage.

At four years and nine months, he could sit on his own and play. At 5-years, he could crawl, draw pictures, help clean up his toys, eat on his own, and repeat words after the caretaker.

At 5-1/2 years, he could use a caretaker to help him stand up, speak simple words, respond to simple commands, play with other children, and care for other children.

At 6-years old, he could stand up on his own while holding onto the wall, browse through books, sit at the table, walk while embracing the wall, go to the bathroom alone, keep his balance, and help feed his friends. 

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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 adopting Charlie into their family 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 Charlie or any Waiting Child can be directed to our China staff at or 800-429-2269.






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