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Martin: A Kind and Helpful Friend

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ~Aesop

Four-year-old Martin is a student in our Believe in Me orphanage school in Qingyang. Martin’s teachers often tell us that that he is always helping other children in the classroom. Whether it is assisting his friend Jacqueline with her mobility by pushing her walker, helping other students put on their shoes, or serving snacks to his friend William, Martin is often observed being kind to others.

Martin and William

Martin’s teachers also report that he is hardworking and enjoys being in school. His communication skills have been blossoming, and Martin is often heard saying “Good afternoon, teacher!” or “Thank you, teacher!” in Chinese.

In the past few months, Martin has been learning to count, point to several body parts, is using modeling clay, crayons, and other materials to create art projects like this caterpillar he and his teaching are working on together.

martin caterpillar 2.16

Martin is also making good progress in self-care skills such as feeding himself with a spoon, washing his hands, brushing his teeth, and using the toilet.

Martin has an abnormality of the spinal bones in his neck, however this does not keep him from being a very active boy who likes to run, catch a ball, push around a toy car, and use the swing, or go down the slide with friends.

Martin Spencer BIM Qingyang 9.15

Martin also likes to sing and dance with his friends. His teachers report Martin also enjoys going outside to see the pretty flowers and play in the water fountain.

Martin flowers

We are so thankful to see this friendly boy enjoy building relationships with his teachers and fellow students.

Martin Lara 3.16

Martin is available for adoption, and we would love to see him join a forever family in 2016.

Would you consider whether kindhearted Martin might be your cherished child? Contact our Adoption Advocacy Team at [email protected] with any questions about Martin.

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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