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Patrick Strikes a Pose

I just love this photo of Patrick – he looks like he is posing for his school photograph or modeling for a catalog.

Nine-year-old Patrick is part of our Kaifeng Foster Care Program in Henan and is waiting for a family through China’s Waiting Child program. Currently he attends school, and his teacher says he is eager to learn and improves quickly.

He was visited last week by some of our volunteers.  They remarked on how happy and thrilled he was when they gave him paper and markers to draw.  He enthusiastically began showing them what he could write.  Everyone found him to be sociable and good-natured.  In addition, Patrick seems to have a good sense of people, quickly assessing your level of friendliness and then giving you a sign he is friendly too.

Patrick has cerebral palsy, which mainly affects his left hand.  He uses his right hand very well.  Also he walks and runs comfortably.

In his foster family, Patrick has a younger foster sister with whom he enjoys playing and watching cartoons.  His foster family says Patrick is a good kid and will help around the house doing things, such as cutting vegetables and setting the table.

And if you could not tell from the photos here – Patrick loves to strike a pose!

Meg Montgomery is an Adoption Assistance Advocate for Love Without Boundaries. She is a social worker, living and working in Boston, MA.

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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  • As the mom of a newly adopted 10YO son from China, I too am really hoping Patrick’s family sees this and knows he is their waiting son. We are so blessed to have our new son! Please someone consider Patrick. His smile says it all!

  • Teri says:

    Our church helped to sponsor his education for the past few years. I love seeing him as he is always smiling! I so-o-o hope his family finds him soon as he is totally precious!