When I was in China, I visited a boy named Thomas. Thomas was friendly and curious. While I had never met Thomas before, I knew about him for many years. Thomas inspired my mom and me to help children in China who were born with colorectal malformations.
Like Thomas, I was born in China with a colorectal malformation, also referred to as anal atresia or imperforated anus. Unlike Thomas, I was fortunate to have been adopted when I was four years old and receive the support of a family and the medical care I needed. With the proper medical management, I am able to live a healthy, happy, and active life. Hockey, lacrosse, and rock climbing are some of the activities that I enjoy. I graduated from The Ohio State University and am now serving two years with Teach for America. I hope to go on to medical school and help children born with colorectal malformations.
After I visited Thomas in China, my mom asked me what Thomas needed to help with his medical care. I told her what he really needs is a family. Thomas is now twelve years old and still waiting for his family to find him. Please consider helping Thomas to have the same opportunities I have had by adopting Thomas or helping to find a loving family for him.
If you are interested in adopting this young boy who I think is great, a $3,000 adoption assistance grant is available to help with his adoption expenses.
~Alex and his mom have a website www.crkidschina.com and blog: http://crkidschina.wordpress.com where you can learn more about their advocacy and assistance for children in China with colorectal malformations.
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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