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Excel…with Manuel!

Manuel is a smart, hard working, and friendly little boy in LWB’s Believe In Me Changzhi School. It is a surprise to many that Manuel is still waiting for his family to find him. His known diagnosis of cleft lip and palate is a fairly common birth defect that there are many resources and treatment options available for! We are optimistic that there is a family out there ready to help him tackle any related obstacles.

He has made and bonded with good friends in school and is often found smiling and laughing.

Manuel does very well at school and receives the highest marks. Compared to his classmates, he stands out and excels at Chinese, English, math, and handwriting.

His teachers also say he respects others, follows instructions, asks and answers questions, plays well with others, and is a great classroom helper.

Manuel is described as a lively boy who is seldom quiet, except for when he is writing! While cleft conditions can impair speech, we are impressed by how good Manuel’s speech is…in fact, it is good enough for the stage! Manuel says performing for his class was one of his favorite events of the past year. His other favorite moment? Eating KFC for the first time!

Manuel just turned nine years old. He likes the same things most boys his age do, including playing outside with his friends and just having a great time. Here he is with two of his best friends, Francesco (in stripes) and Noé (in blue). Francesco, whom we featured in September in “Fun with Francesco“, is still waiting as well…but Noé is going home to a new family soon.

Manuel has seen a lot of friends go home with their forever families, and it’s hard to see such a great kid still waiting. If you would like to learn more about Manuel, please contact us.

Love Without Boundaries proudly advocates for adoption but is not an adoption agency. We invite you to contact [email protected]lwbmail.com 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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