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Jacob, Future Chess Master

Adorable 7½ year old Jacob attends public school and joins the students at LWB’s Anhui Believe in Me School during the mid day and evening when he returns to the orphanage. We featured this humble boy in our blog last summer (“Humble Jacob“). Amazingly, despite his incredible personality, Jacob’s file remains on the shared list…waiting for just the right family to find it and fall in love!

Jacob is “all boy” as you can see from these two recent videos. In the first, Jacob is playing a game of  “Hawks Catch Chicken” with the little girls at the Believe in Me school.  In this game, Jacob happily plays the part of the hawk, and the girls are the chickens.  The “top” chicken must protect the many chickens behind her.  If the hawk catches all the chickens, he wins the game!

Jacob likes school very much, and, like many boys, his favorite class at school is physical education where he gets to run and run with his friends However, he also gets great pleasure by taking time for a great game of strategy.  His great love at the moment is playing chess. He plays chess with other students and was hoping for a chess book at Chinese New Year so he could learn even more about the game.

This video demonstrates his concentration in writing characters and we believe he brings the same concentration to each chess match.

Is Jacob, the future chess master, slated to be in your family? He is waiting for just the right family to make a move!

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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  • Danny says:

    I am so glad that his family found him! 🙂

  • Ryan McFarland says:

    Pepper (above) and I wanted to chime in after reading the post about cleanliness. Pepper and her 13 year old son lived in China for four years and we now live in Mongolia. So we’re all familiar with life in this part of Asia! We’re all very excited about Jacob and look forward to completing the rest of the steps!

  • chinalwb says:

    Congratulations! We are so thrilled for your family and for Jacob. Thank you for letting us know, and please keep in touch with us!

  • Pepper McFarland says:

    This little guy has been locked in for our family. Pray all goes smoothly and we can go pick him up soon.

  • Tracey Mock says:

    Hi! I am trying to find Jacob! Do you know where he or his file is so we could lock it??
    Thank you so much!!

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