Remember when we were waiting for David to show us his smile? We can tell the summer agrees with him as he is grinning from ear to ear in his recent photos! Since David is still waiting to be matched with an adoptive family, we felt it was time for an update on what he’s been up to these last few months. (If you’d like to see more adorable photos of this boy coming out of his shell, please read his other blogs, “David’s Smile is Shining Through,” and “David’s Sweet Tooth…and Sweet Heart!”)
We have known David for some time now and have been fortunate enough to be able to provide medical, foster care, and education services to him over the last few years. When David came into our care in 2003, he needed surgery to repair a congenital heart condition. After that surgery, he entered LWB’s foster care program and later an education program that we have established in his area of Fuyang in Anhui Province.
At eight and a half years old, David has fun with his classmates and, like most kids his age, loves recess! His teachers are very encouraging and observe his efforts to listen and perform. Typically a happy child, David knows what is expected of him when guests come to his foster home and will demonstrate his excellent manners by greeting them when they arrive and getting a bench for them to sit on during their visit. He remains bashful and is not very talkative.
Although David often prefers quiet activities, he has been enjoying this hot and stormy summer in Anhui. The summer months and break from school have provided him time to play with friends and frolic outside. This is time that even our shy David cherishes.
Please take a moment to share David’s blogs with others and help us to spread the word that he is waiting for a permanent family to foster his sweet and calm personality.
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