Henry, The Boy from LiShui
I want to tell you about Henry, a sweet 11 year old boy who is at the LiShui orphanage in Zhejiang where LWB does Orphanage Assistance projects and where two of my adopted daughters lived. He is currently on the shared list and needs a family of his own! His special need is a mild problem in his lower left limb. He is active, friendly and has a ready smile. He has normal intellectual development, has a good ability to care for himself and knows how to get along with other children and caretakers.
You can see that Henry is just like so many kids his age in China (and around the world) in that he likes to make the peace sign as he’s getting his picture taken!
The nannies report that Henry is very kind-hearted and helpful to both them and the other children. Younger kids like to listen to him. He pushes the wheelchairs of the special needs kids when they want to wash hands, and he peels the cover of sweets and helps feed it to children whose fingers are not flexible. Although reading and studying aren’t his favorite activities, he does enjoy hard work and often helps the nannies and teachers do some cleaning.
Please feel free to pass along this information! I really hope Henry will have a family soon!
Suzanne Damstedt is the Orphanage Assistance Director for Love Without Boundaries. She lives in Washington State with her husband, Darrell. They have 8 children: 6 bio kids and two daughters adopted from Shantou, Guangdong Province and Lishui, Zhejiang Province.
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.