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A Chance for Nicholas

What does it take to make a difference in another person’s life?

Grant Me a Chance, a nonprofit organization, hopes to make a difference. They say, “Together we can GRANT ORPHANED CHILDREN THE CHANCE they deserve… a chance to be healthy, happy, and HOME!” Grant Me a Chance makes a difference by providing adoption assistance grants with the hope of improving the lives of parentless children throughout the world.

Nicholas, a twelve-year-old boy in LWB’s Kaifeng Foster Care Program, will no longer be eligible for adoption soon. Grant Me A Chance has chosen him to offer a $2,000 grant toward his adoption expenses. We can imagine how excited Nicholas would be to receive his own family!

When Amy Eldridge, LWB’s Executive Director, visited with Nicholas this past summer, she remembers how he sang for her and her travel companions. Everyone was in awe of his heartfelt song. Nicholas had a foster sister to whom he was particularly close. When she was recently adopted, he took it really hard and was sad when he had to say goodbye to her. More recently Nicholas has enjoyed the addition of his new foster brother, who will also be adopted soon. Nicholas would love to have his own family and the chance to be a big brother again for another sister or brother. On the same visit, Nicholas told Amy, “I would be so kind to a mama and baba.” What a sweet heart he has!

Nicholas has a diagnosis of mild cerebral palsy. He uses a walker most of the time but can stand on his own and walk without the walker with some support. Due to his cerebral palsy (CP) diagnosis, he was not always able to attend school and get his educational needs met. Although his ability to attend school regularly has been affected by his special needs, Nicholas remains an eager student. He is currently studying Chinese characters, Chinese poetry, and math, but his real passion is for drawing. He is quite a budding artist with a rich imagination. His other interests include singing and spending time with his younger foster brother. He is very helpful around the foster home by helping pick the vegetables and set the table. He looks forward to helping others, and he is determined not to let his CP diagnosis hold him back. Nicholas is described by his foster family as very talkative, polite, and loving to tell stories. He is studious, attentive, and well behaved.

We hope this grant helps make a difference in Nicholas’s life. Please take a moment to help make a difference yourself and share Nicholas’s story with others.

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

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  • Aunttherese says:

    What a beautiful story. If all goes well in answer to many prayers, this handsome young man will soon be my great-grand nephew. He is already loved by many. I am so proud of my grand niece and her husband who have opened their hearts to these children.
    Aunt Therese

  • Tasha says:

    Praying for Nicholas to have a family of his own. I wish we had the money to adopt him and that our province would allow adoption out of birth order and of older children. This little one deserves a forever family.