Saturday, May 2, 2015

A Family for Shawn

There are literally MILLIONS of orphans in the world. Millions.

Being in the adoption community means I'm part of groups online 
that advocate for some of the kiddos, trying to find their forever families.  
I literally see dozens of faces every day, some year after year, waiting for a family.  
Every single one of them deserve a family. 
It's hard to see, but I'm determined not to ignore the fact that they are there.
We need to see these faces and know their names.
We need to pray for them, advocate for them and help them find their forever families.

Sometimes a certain face pops out at me and I keep coming back to it.  
One of those little faces is Shawn.  He has been waiting for a family for so long. 

This is what was written about him by someone who spent time with him in China and has been advocating for him for a long time:

 Shawn was born in July 2008 and his special need is post-operative congenital Arthrogryposis.

Shawn is a very sweet and very capable little boy who can walk, sit, raise his arm to grab a toy above his head and bend over to pick things up.  I also observed him reaching over to pull on a little friends ear!!!  I honestly didn’t think I would have a favorite when I went to China but this little guy stole my heart within minutes…so much so that I asked to see him again before I left on our last day…  If I could’ve smuggled one child home with me…well it would’ve been him!
Shawn lives with a foster family in an apartment within the orphanage.  He is receiving his education through Half The Sky’s Little Sister program and is described as an optimistic and active child.  He likes to listen to stories read by the teacher and has good language skills.  He understands instructions quickly and expresses his thoughts well.  Sometimes he thinks and explores difficult questions as if he is a “little teacher.”  Shawn performs well in class, shares well and likes to play games with other children.  “He likes to play with the bowling ball and electronic piano.  He enjoys coloring and likes to dance with the help of the teacher. He is kind and will comfort others when they are sad.”

Please click on this link to see the adorable videos of Shawn and find links for more information.  
There is contact information in that link, 
or please feel free to contact me and I can put you in touch with the right person.

 Could you be his family? Do you know someone who could?  
Please share this information and pray for him.  He would be such a blessing to any family!

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