Daisy and Michael, Waiting Still
When there are so many children who are waiting to be matched with families each day, it is not uncommon for a child to be looked over a few times before the perfect family for them finally finds them. Michael and Daisy are two such children. They have been waiting on the shared list for some time now and are currently in our education program in Chenzhou. We are so excited to be able to share the news that their orphanage has agreed to WAIVE their orphanage donation fee for any families interested in adopting these children!
Daisy is nine years old. This little flower is full of self-esteem and independence. Her confidence radiates as she performs, and she immediately volunteers herself to be chosen to be in activities or performances at her special needs school. She takes care of dressing herself and other self-care skills.
Check her out in a recent performance below! Can you pick out Daisy?
This lovely girl is active and enjoys riding bikes, swinging and being on the seesaw. Also, she is an artist who likes bright colors, drawing apples, balloons, watermelon and more!
Her pronunciation is not perfect, but her language continues to develop and she has learned a number of simple Chinese words, writing and counting from 1-5, and even some Chinese characters.
If you need help in the classroom, Daisy is your girl as she is a wonderful helper. Daisy has Down Syndrome and a heart condition. In addition to the orphanage waiver of her donation, she is listed on Reece’s Rainbow with a $1,716 adoption assistance grant (as “Regina”)!
Michael, who has been featured here in the past (“Lovely, Lively Michael“) is in the same education program as Daisy. He is almost 12 years old.
Michael has a cheerful disposition and is known for greeting new people politely. Like Daisy, he also participates in performances at school or in the orphanage. He has learned to sign songs and is both independent and helpful.
Considered a “big brother”, he helps to take are of the younger children. And like a good big brother, he plays games with them, too.
Michael is respectful and gets along well with adults and children alike. He makes progress in school – he participates by answering questions and has learned to read aloud and write Chinese characters as well as numbers. He does addition and subtraction with small numbers.
He will draw pictures in his free time of the sun, houses and cars.
He has a few special needs, including delays, cleft lip, cleft palate and seizures, which he manages independently. Now he knows when a seizure will happen and he lets his teacher know he needs a break and will sit alone until he is feeling himself again and the seizure has passed. He always rejoins the group with his friendly smile on his face once again.
Due to unfortunate circumstances, it is likely that neither Daisy nor Michael will be able to attend school any longer after this upcoming summer. We think they will be as disappointed as we are that they will not have the same level of education anymore. We truly hope that they will be able to be adopted so that they can continue to grow and learn in the embrace of a loving family!
We try to highlight children from our programs who have been waiting for a month or longer without finding the perfect match in hopes that the family they are meant to be with might be in our reading audience. We hope that by featuring these two children we can help them to be matched with their family. Please help us spread the word about both Daisy and Michael!
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.