Urgent need: Weston is aging out very soon and needs a forever family
June 13, 2017
Urgent need: Weston is aging out very soon and needs a forever family

Recently we shared an urgent need for a little girl named Allie-Jo who was weeks away from aging out of China's set perameters for international adoption. Although hundreds rallied in support and shared her story we were not able to match Allie-Jo with a family in the advanced stage of the process necessary to bring her home. Our hearts are broken but we have continued to pray for Allie-Jo and seek additional solutions for her. Today we find ourselves in a nearly identical situation. Weston, an artist and precious boy, is just 4 weeks from aging out. In order to be adopted he needs a family that already has a dossier in China and is approved for Weston's age and needs. Please see the write up below and help us share his story.

Weston is a brave, sweet boy who needs a family! He will turn 14 on July 16th and after that, can no longer be adopted. We are hoping to find a family with a dossier completed due to the short timeframe for a family to obtain the necessary approvals and finalize the adoption before his birthday. 

Weston has a beautiful smile and loves playing games, singing songs, and reciting poems. Weston has been diagnosed with a spinal condition. In July 2010, he received surgery on his spine. He is in a rehabilitation program at the orphanage. His caretakers have stated that he is very brave and determined during the rehabilitation and he will never give up. Although he has some speech delays, he has normal physical and mental development. His left leg appears mildly weaker than his right, otherwise his strength is good. We have had One Orphan team members meet Weston and they loved spending time with him. A physical therapist on the team made a note that he thinks Weston’s medical condition is a tethered spinal cord that has been corrected. We have wonderful photos and videos of Weston on file.

Our staff have met Weston and he continues to ask for a family every time our Chinese staff see him. He told our staff, Many of my friends have gone to America, I want to go there, too, with a family.” However, Weston does not have a family pursuing him and though he desires to be adopted to the U.S. like his friends, this will not be a reality if a family does not come forward for him in the next few days. Our staff that have met him describe him as a handsome, well-mannered boy.

Will you please help us share Weston’s story? Once again, he needs a family with a dossier already in China. For more information, please contact us at china@awaa.org or 800.429.3369.


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