In the interest of adoption, LWB Community will be profiling some waiting children whose orphanages have asked for help in finding families for them. However, we do want to be clear that these children are not in LWB programs, and we have no personal knowledge of them.
Mickey is a sweet five-year-old boy from Deyang orphanage in Sichuan province with a mild, easy personality. He was born with congenital cataracts in both eyes. As a baby, he received cataract extraction and then had lens implantation surgery in May 2009. Bright lights can bother Mickey, and he will put his hands over his eyes in these situations. We are told that Mickey does have vision, but there are some things that are difficult for him. For example, although he is physically capable, he does not walk around independently.
Around strangers, Mickey is quite shy…but he is quite attached to his nanny! He reportedly gets along well with other children and loves to play. Although he is a man of few words, he does understand well when people talk to him. His favorite toys are a wooden horse and slide. He is able to feed himself and dress himself in summer, but in the winter, he needs some help with the multiple layers of clothes. This young man awaits a family who is prepared for the needs of a vision-impaired child. Please help us spread the news that mild Mickey needs a family!
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.