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Lovely, Lively Michael

Recently we featured Charlie, a student in our Education Program, who is waiting for his chance at adoption.  Now it’s his buddy Michael’s turn!  Michael is one of Charlie’s best friends, and they are often seen together in photos.  Michael is ten and surely looks up to twelve-year-old Charlie. Michael’s teachers describe him as a lovely and lively boy. He gets along very well with other children and has several close friends.

Michael recently performed in a variety show. He and his classmates gathered together on a stage and sang a song called “Love Me Hug Me.” The moment was captured in the photo below with Michael and Charlie sporting their costumes (complete with some makeup!)

Like Charlie, Michael had not been to school until last year. However, he seems to enjoy school and displays a real ability to learn. He scored 98.5 points on his first grade language tests, which is considered a good performance. We are so proud! He has learned to write more Chinese pronunciation symbols and also reads some pinyin. In addition he can write some Chinese characters, such as “large,” “small,” and “medium.”

Michael has shown great interest in learning, especially during this past quarter. His interest has served him well. He can now write numbers 1 to 10. Although Michael takes his learning seriously, he does not like to raise his hand and answer questions. His teachers hope he gains confidence in this area over time.

When the children celebrated their classmate’s birthday at a backyard party recently, Michael wanted to receive a birthday gift too. So when his birthday came around shortly after, he was excited to receive his very own gift. Like most kids, Michael appreciates receiving birthday presents!

Michael has a sunken right eye, repaired cleft lip and palate, and suffers from some paralysis.  This smart, special boy would surely blossom in a family of his own, and we are hopeful that he will have that chance…maybe in time for his next birthday. We’d love to see him opening his gifts surrounded by a mom and dad!

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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