There’s No Place Like Home for Peter
If you read our blog regularly, you probably remember Amy Eldridge’s recent post, “On My Own,” which gave us all insight into the hearts of older orphans who have no families of their own. Sadly, there are too many children who either never become eligible for adoption or who “age out” when they turn 14. Too many children in China never have a true chance to find a permanent home.
With all of this in mind, we want to introduce you to Peter, a 13-year-old boy from Taiyuan in Shanxi Province. He is not in a Love Without Boundaries Program; however we want to feature him to increase his chances to find a family. Peter’s file has just been released and he is now eligible for adoption! However, he turns 14 in May 2011, so he only has a few short months to find his family before his birthday. We hope to make these months count by spreading the word that he is waiting and available for adoption right now. LWB is accepting donations to make an adoption assistance grant available for Peter’s adoption.
Currently Peter lives in an foster home with two foster brothers and two foster sisters. However, his foster family is part of a larger community, and as a result he has many friends and foster siblings. Peter is a referred to as a “sweetheart!” With a repaired cleft lip and palate as well as congenital heart disease (ASD and PDA that have not limited his activity at all), he remains an active and playful boy. As you can tell from his photos, Peter also wears glasses.
Peter appears to be a well rounded boy with a great sense of humor and is quite the ham. This past summer Peter starred as the Wicked Witch in “The Wizard of Oz” performance put on by the children. We just happen to have a link to a video of this production, which you can see for yourself here!
There are two ways you can help Peter today. The first is to share the blog post to get the word out about sweet Peter. The second is to make a donation, marked “Peter’s adoption grant.” Your donation will help provide a grant for Peter to hopefully help a family adopt him. (If Peter does not find a family before he reaches the age of 14, all donations made toward Peter’s adoption will be transferred to provide an adoption assistance grant for another waiting child.)
Since he has only been given a few months to find a family, let’s make the most of the short time he has. With your help, Peter can be like Dorothy and discover that there really IS no place like home!
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.