Advocate Today:  These Four Guys Need Forever Families
June 23, 2015

Hanson Logan Elliot Jackson

These 4 handsome guys are still waiting to be matched with their families. Each has been on the China Waiting Child list for quite some time. Could you help us advocate for them and pray that they will be matched soon?


Logan
Logan is an active and outgoing boy who loves to sing, dance, and ride bikes with his friends. At 2 years old, he could sit up by himself and could stand with the help of a caretaker. He loved to cuddle, laugh, and play ball with his caretakers. At 3, he could stand on his own and was learning to walk on his own—his right leg seems weaker than his left, which affected his ability to walk. He did rehabilitation training for his right hand and leg and has recovered well. His referral notes that he seldom spoke and said a few words to his caretakers only. However, he understood everything the caretaker said. At 4 years old, he was sent to a foster family to live in Shanghai. He could walk very well and climb stairs. He would chase his friends and was able to run and play, although he still had trouble speaking. At 5 years old, he was able to use both hands and feet (he favored his left side), but still had some motor delays. Now, he studies in the special education class, enjoys playing with other children, and understands what the teacher is saying. He went on a trip to Chaozhou when he was 5 and absolutely loved seeing all of the Chinese culture and architecture. Logan is noted to have a mental developmental delay—in his referral they refer to his condition as an underdevelopment of the brain and/or hydrocephalus. However, he is going to school and learning the tasks that children his age are also learning. Logan has many videos of him playing, singing, dancing, and interacting with caretakers and these are available to any family reviewing his file. The orphanage has noted he has shown remarkable improvement over the last few years. 

He is designated by the CCCWA as a Special Focus child and is from the shared list, although he lives in one of our partner orphanages. A family at any stage in the process is eligible to review his file.


Hanson
Hanson is a cute little boy that has been diagnosed with Down’s syndrome and a postoperative heart defect. He was born with VSD heart defect but had a successful surgery in December 2013. His file notes that his muscle tension is normal. Hanson has a cute round face, likes music, and can crawl. 

Hanson is on the CCCWA's shared referral list. He is from one of our orphanage partnerships and is designated as Special Focus so a family at any stage of the adoption process is eligible to adopt him.


Jackson
Jackson likes music and dancing. He is an active boy and gets along well with everyone. He has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. He is in a special class and is cared for by a caretaker who is part of the family parenting center. 

Jackson is on the CCCWA's shared referral list. He is from one of AWAA’s orphanage partnerships and is designated by the CCCWA as a Special Focus child. A family in any stage of the adoption process is eligible to review his file.


Elliot
Elliot is a handsome 10 year old boy that is in need of a family! His caretakers say that he is well behaved and likes playing games with other kids and riding a skateboard. 

Elliot has a right foot deformity, but he is able to walk, run, and go up and down stairs. He has not had surgery for his foot, but would likely need one upon coming to the U.S. He is on track developmentally with other kids his age. We have photos that show Elliot's right foot deformity as well as a video of him.

Elliot's file is on the CCCWA shared list and is designated as Special Focus so a family at any stage of the process is eligible to review his file.


Current America World families who are interested adopting any of these boys into their family should contact their Family Coordinator about him.

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

Any questions about any Waiting Child can be directed to our China staff at WaitingChildren@awaa.org or 800-429-2269.
 

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