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Wanted: A Family for John

WANTED: A family for one adorable child….John!

If you want this choice position
Have a cheery disposition
Please be kind, and also clever
Foster my curiosity and encourage forever
Love to play games, all sorts!

Love me as a son
And I will follow
Hurry, Family!
Many thanks.


For nearly a year now, nine-year-old John of Lu’An, Anhui, has been waiting for his family to find him on the shared list.  His sweet grin and mischievous personality remind us of Jane and Michael Banks from “Mary Poppins” when they sing their wishes for what their nanny should be like.  They present their case with sincerity and giggles.  Above is what we imagine John would say given the opportunity to voice his wishes for a family that would be perfect for him.  John is sweet and friendly.  He loves to joke and has a good sense of humor.  His activity level is high, and he thrives on encouragement and peer socialization.

Our Lu’An foster care team has been able to put together a $1000 adoption grant for John .  See more information on this, see our blog entry, “A Christmas Blessing for Rachel, Chloe and John.”

We have featured John on our blog on several occasions (see also “John from Lu’An”).  John has seen a foster sibling be adopted more than once, and while we are excited for those children to find homes, we see how it impacts John when his friends and siblings have families and he is still waiting.  We hope John does not have to experience this loss again and that instead he will be the child to leave with his family.

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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  • chinalwb says:

    Hello Babette! John is 12, actually. (However, the blog post you were reading, “Wanted: A Family for John”, was from 2011 when he was 9). We encourage you to email our Adoption Advocacy Team at adoption@lwbmail.com and they can provide even more information to you. Many thanks for your interest in John; we think he is someone very special!

  • The Ogawa Family says:

    We would like more information on John, especially his DOB. Is he 9 or 11? Thanks very much, Babette