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Evan, Our Little Buccanneer

So much has changed since we last featured adorable Evan in our November blog! The most noticeable difference of course is his fashionable new pirate look, courtesy of the ophthalmology department at Beijing United Hospital. Evan’s left eye tends to turn inward, so his right eye is being patched to help him strengthen those left eye muscles. He will most likely need a surgical procedure as well, which will probably be scheduled after his echocardiogram this month.

And that brings us to the most important change in Evan’s life, and the one that can’t be seen: His heart is doing so much better than expected, and the surgery that we thought he would need as soon as possible can now wait for up to NINE YEARS! Evan’s heart looks so good that his cardiologist took him off three different medications and now Evan only needs to take aspirin on a daily basis.

Now that Evan’s heart is doing so much better, he is also making great developmental strides at our Heartbridge Pediatric Healing Unit. At thirteen months of age, Evan is quite active. He sits well without support, he does the “army crawl” to reach for a person or toy, and he can also roll quickly in either direction. If Evan wishes to move faster, he can truck all over the room in his walker. He smiles and giggles easily, will wave bye-bye when someone leaves the room, and loves to play peek-a-boo. Evan is not saying any words yet, but he babbles away and gives our nurse the impression that he is calling her over.

Evan has come so far since his arrival in June. It has been such a joy to watch his progress, and now that he is on the shared list, we all look forward to the day that we learn Evan has been chosen for adoption. Don’t let that pirate persona fool you; Evan is a sweet and gentle fellow who will be a real blessing to some family out there. Could it be yours?

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 local adoption agency for more information about China’s Waiting Child Program.

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