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Jonathan Shines

Five-year-old Jonathan has been in our Foster Care Program in Hunan since October 2009, when he was just two.  We first introduced him in 2010 in the blog, “Endearing Jonathan”, when he was just beginning to walk.  As we have come to know him over the years, we have seen him maintain his sweet spirit and charming personality while developing confidence in many areas.  Jonathan is now a happy, enthusiastic boy who attends kindergarten.

It’s hard not to be charmed by Jonathan as he performs a well-known Chinese children’s song in the video below called, “Ni Wa Wa”.  This song is about a doll who has no mother or father — just like little Jonathan. He is rewarded at the end with a toy microphone and is encouraged to thank his audience!  His proud smile says it all.

LWB’s Healing Homes Director, Julie Flynn Coleman, shared this video of Jonathan demonstrating his knowledge of colors and his ability to string beads.  He is obviously eager to please and show off his cleverness!

Jonathan is said to adore going to school, and sometimes he wakes up his foster grandfather in the morning and asks him to hurry so they can go to school early.

Jonathan’s speech has improved greatly. He can count to twenty and can tell short stories. He is always excited to talk to our foster care manager when she comes to visit and enjoys getting his picture taken and giving big, shining smiles for the camera!

Jonathan has scoliosis and a left ear deformity. We would love to see him thrive in a family setting where we feel sure his infectious smile would be most welcome.  We are hopeful that 2013 will be Jonathan’s year to find a forever family!

Love Without Boundaries proudly advocates for adoption but is not an adoption agency. We invite you to contact [email protected] with questions about a child we have featured and encourage you to contact your adoption agency for more information about China’s Waiting Child Program.

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