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Adam: Mr. Sunshine

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Rarely do you meet someone who appears to exude pure light and joy. Last week, my colleague Kate Finco and I had the amazing experience of meeting a young man who did just that. Adam, a seven-year-old student from our Lanzhou Believe In Me School, absolutely stole our hearts! We just couldn’t get over the very big presence of this little guy.  When we found out his adoption file is on the shared list, we couldn’t wait to share our impressions of him in the hope that his family will find him soon.

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When we arrived for our visit to the school located inside the orphanage, Adam was very busy participating in classroom activities. He then quickly transitioned to morning exercise and dance in the common area. Active and energetic, he buzzed around taking note of us and the additional staff who had arrived, but he kept on task with his activities. In between his dance moves, Adam engaged in playful interaction with his friends, seeming to encourage their participation as well. After exercises were over, the students left for lunch. Adam, a ready helper, pushed a friend’s wheelchair to the meal room.

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Adam is deaf but, make no mistake, he is an excellent communicator! While he does not attend a school for the deaf and hasn’t received formal instruction in sign language, he is able to effectively communicate with those around him. Just imagine all that he would have to say if he had the opportunity to learn sign language!

According to his most recent school update, Adam has made wonderful progress this quarter. This hardworking student has become very interested in school and is now able to work independently for long periods of time. His teachers tell us he is very proud of his work and always wants to show his teachers what he has accomplished.

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The report goes on to confirm what we observed: Adam is also playful and loves to be with his friends. His favorite friend is Jack, but he gets along well with all of the children. He enjoys participating in school activities.

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As part of his school instruction on dental care, Adam has enjoyed learning to brush his teeth and does so with much enthusiasm!

Finally, Adam’s teachers describe him as a wise boy. He is now able to recognize his written name, identify basic colors, and he has learned his numbers from 1 to 10. We are thrilled with the progress Adam is making.

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Our wish for this awesome young man is that he will know the love of a family of his own. It seems clear that he is a very special guy, and we hope that a family will step forward to bring him home. What amazing things will be in store for them all!

~Kelly Wolfe, Chief Administrative Executive of Love Without Boundaries

If you would like to learn more about Adam and adopting a waiting child, please contact [email protected]

While waiting for a family of his own, Adam is in need of sponsors to support his placement in LWB’s Believe in Me Lanzhou School. Your monthly sponsorship of $25 will allow him to continue to thrive, learn, and impact the lives of the children and teachers at his school. Sponsors will receive quarterly updates and photos of this awesome young boy.

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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