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Julian: Almost Four!

In honor of World Down Syndrome Day coming up on March 21st, we wanted to celebrate by sharing the smiles and successes of our very own Julian. What a big boy! Julian will turn four soon, and hopefully this will be his best year of life yet…the one where he and his family become one! We have blogged on Julian in the past (“Julian’s High Jinks” and “Julian’s Joy”), and he always makes us smile. Since he is still waiting on the shared list, we want our readers see how much fun Julian gets out of life and the joy he brings to those around him. Without further ado, here are some new things we recently learned about Julian:

1. He can unwrap a candy on his own.
2. He can feed himself peanuts and sunflower seeds.
3. He eats almost EVERYTHING: dumplings (jiaozi), rice, noodles with eggs, stewed chicken, fried duck, fried fish, fried beef, fried chicken, stewed dates with chops, stewed radish with chops, fried cabbage, fried cucumbers, fried tomatoes, fried lettuce, fried cabbages, fried carrots, apples, oranges, bananas, pears, candies, cookies, sunflower seeds and peanuts…and these are just some of his favorites. (Gotta feed a growing boy!)
4. He can play independently.
5. He is a very good listener and a quick learner.
6. His MOST important victory is that he is pretty much fully potty trained! No accidents during the day. Yay Julian! We are most impressed.

This sweet boy is in our Loudi foster care program. His family is taking good care of him and teaching him so much. He has an older brother who likes to pay attention to Julian and is teaching him how to use a cell phone!

Reece’s Rainbow is offering a grant of $1,004 towards his adoption expenses (Julian is listed as “Jimmy” on their website). Julian looks like he is just waiting for the most important phone call of his life…the one telling him that he will soon be able to share his love of life with his very own family.

Love Without Boundaries proudly advocates for adoption but is not an adoption agency. We invite you to contact adoptionassistance@lwbmail.com 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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