”Luke” is a boy who attended AWAA’s summer camp for older children in 2007. During that time he met AWAA staff and interacted with other children at the camp. Luke eagerly requested to AWAA and orphanage staff that he wants to be adopted by a family very much. He is still waiting for his forever family and is about to age out of the adoption process as he turns 14 years old this October.
Luke’s favorite activities include sports like soccer and ping pong and he also enjoys singing or performing. He is friendly and outgoing with both adults and children. Luke’s caretakers describe him as the smartest boy in the orphanage. Luke has a repaired special need and is an inactive (carrier) of Hepatitis B. The orphanage states neither of these needs impact his daily life nor need any treatment at this time.
A family who wants to learn more about this adoption opportunity will need to contact AWAA about the referral review and approval process. AWAA families can view some photos on the password protected website. The CCCWA original referral and updates along with AWAA’s summer camp assessment, video and photos from 2007 are available for review.
Luke’s referral is designated by the CCCWA as Special Focus. This allows a family who has returned home less than 12 months ago to use a copy of their previous dossier. The Special focus program also allows families currently in process to adopt two children at once. Anyone beginning a new adoption will be considered on a case by case basis depending on paperwork expedite possibilities.
This morning, our staff devotional time included a reading from Luke 19:37-38. While we have many reasons to praise God, especially as we celebrate Easter on Sunday, please join us in praise for Luke’s life and for the honor of advocating for him and his forever family. We humbly request that you join us in prayer and contact the China Program staff with any questions.