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Seamus’s Hopeful Heart

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller

Blind and partially deaf, three-year-old Seamus is an inspiration to everyone in his Hunan village.  All who know him comment on how much hope and joy he brings to those around him.

This happy, bright, and obedient boy has been featured on LWB Community in the past (“Seamus’ Smile” and “Seamus, a Tiny Bundle of Cheer“).  Although it’s difficult for him to be completely independent, Seamus faces each day with an optimistic heart. He sits by himself, can feed himself, and loves to practice walking. If someone holds his hands, he can walk around the house for several minutes and can also stand steadily while holding onto the furniture.

Evening is Seamus’s favorite time because this is when his foster mother takes him to the park, where he enjoys being around others and hearing them talk, laugh, and sing. He is delighted when familiar adults and other children come up and talk to him and touch him! When he hears music, he becomes excited and  jumps and sways. He loves going new places and discovering new sounds.

We just received Seamus’s latest foster care report and were tickled to hear that his foster mother has been teaching him some dance moves to add to his repertoire.  She holds his hands and helps him spin around, and this delights Seamus to no end!  He always has a sweet smile for his visitors, but especially for his foster mother whom he loves very much.

While Seamus is doing well in foster care, imagine the strides he could make with the love and support of a forever family.  Imagine what he could learn at a school for the blind or hearing impaired.  The opportunities for him to have this sort of education in China are quite slim.  It is our hope to see this bright, hopeful little boy be given a chance to realize what he can accomplish on his own and with the love of a family!  Please help us spread the word that Seamus is still waiting.

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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