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V is for Victor!

V is for Victory….or in our case, for Victor!  The name “Victor” has its roots in the word “champion,” and we think Victor is working like a champion these days. Little Victor has been waiting for a family for a year and a half — since we first got to know him as a student in our Believe in Me Changzhi School in July 2011. At the time, he was just two years old and was quite introverted and isolated, and it was difficult for our teachers to get to know his personality. However, Victor’s teachers have been very enthusiastic about his progress!

Victor, who is now three-and-a-half years old, has a a nose malformation as well as some social, speech, and learning delays. The Believe in Me teachers have implemented a special teaching plan for Victor that includes a lot of love and care. In the past, Victor has not been comfortable being touched.  As part of the plan, the teachers began approaching him slowly by giving him baby touches and light massage that they learned during LWB’s Teacher Training Trip this past summer. They were excited that this massage seemed to calm his sometimes antisocial behavior.  He began to feel more comfortable in class and has even started to say some simple words such as, “Papa,” “Mama,” and “Goodbye”! He feels great affection for his teacher Mrs. Tan who does the massage with him. What great progress for this introverted boy!

Victor showing off his finger painting.

Victor is beginning to be more social in class and is finally participating in the team activities rather than just observing.  Although Victor doesn’t have any special friends yet, his teachers feel that soon he will learn how to make friends. In fact, just today we smiled to see this photo of Victor holding hands and making friends with one of the new students in class!

Victor’s teachers are very encouraged that he tries to wash the dishes by himself, comes to class on time and lines up properly when doing physical exercise.

Victor working hard with an older student

We were also lucky to get a few video clips to see Victor in action.  Watch in this first clip as Victor follows his teacher’s lead as he learns a children’s dance. Dancing is Victor’s favorite activity at school.


In this video clip, Victor has great eye contact with his teacher and is working hard to repeat some of the words she is saying. He appears to be doing his best to follow her instructions. We love his focus!

Victor has been making great progress in school. We are hopeful that there is a family who will believe in Victor as much as his teachers do. Victor is a champion in our book, and we would love to see a family become his champion and help him reach for the stars!

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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  • Stefanie says:

    Yaelah, I saw on a blog (it was from a year ago) that there is a grant for Victor that is $2035 and he also has a fund at Reece’s Rainbow that is $4308.25. I don’t know if that information is still accurate or not, but it would be worth looking into. I also know there are many organizations that you can apply for assistance with adoptions, and oftentimes churches offer support as well. Just a thought. He is a special little boy!

  • yaelah says:

    We are a small family, and I am a special education teacher who has a lot of experience with adoption in Asia (my daughter is Kyrgyz) and speech/language delays. I have seen Victor on other websites that advocate for his adoption. I would do it in a heart beat. Again, the fees. We just cannot afford the fees that another international adoption would entail. If only they would be willing to reduce his adoption fees, orphanage fees, then, I would do anything in my power. He is adorable. I am always advocating and looking to agencies to try and find ways to find children homes that do not include the fees that I think are excessive—IA is becoming more regulated. If someone is willing to work on getting this kiddo home, I would be willing. He would have lifetime benefits with TRICARE, and an attentive father to spend 1/1 time, and a sissy who is ready for a brother. He would have a close knit family. THe cranio-facial issues can we worked on in Dallas, and I work for the special education cooperative. Alas, I cannot afford 20,000. If anyone is interested in my post, please email me at the email listed. I am very interested in Victor’s welfare.

  • roomforatleastonemore says:

    @Kim, if you moved forward, I know many of us incl. me would donate toward your adoption of him. He has a bleak future in China.

    I have two children who were born cleft-affected, and the stigma for these children is horrible there. I love China, but this is just a reality there.

    I imagine the reason who was averse to touch is b/c of things probably said to/about him since the day he was born.

    Our daughter, who still had unrepaired cl/cp when we brought her home, was told horrible things while we were in China. It happened on occasion in the US too I’m sad to say, but here at least she has a family and we were able to help get the surgeries and therapies she needs.

    Seriously, though, Kim, I would donate and I know many others would as well. Maybe LWB might consider giving this little guy and adoption grant as well. They give these to children who have been waiting a long time, and it goes to the agency and is used to pay for agency fees/travel fees for the family who is adopting the child.

    Will be praying for his family to find him, whoever they are. He is a precious little guy.

  • Kim Ketcham says:

    I wish there was a way for us, we would take him in a heartbeat. I am a speech-language pathologist who has the skills to give this dear little man. He would have a family of 14 brothers and sisters to help him along the way and protect him…. It is not unwillingness- we pray every night for the chance to share our lives with another child. Right now it is the fees. Please pray that God will show us a way. He deserves to be loved unconditionally and within a large family who be let him be himself and teach him unconditional love.

  • Stacey Adams says:

    I love him.