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Advocate Today: 8-Year Old, “Charlie”

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“Charlie” was first introduced on our China Waiting Child list in March. He just recently celebrated his 8th birthday, but still waits for a family to call his own. 

“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 4-years, 9-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. 

Charlie 2“Charlie's” smile is so contagious!  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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