These are children listed with ASIA’s Hope Journey Program who need to find their forever families. Learn more and see pictures at ASIA’s blog.
Please help spread the word about these children!
Sherry, 13, HepB+ She is currently living in a foster family and
is a fourth grader. Because of her late start in school, her foundation is
not well established; under the patient instruction by the teachers and
with help from the foster parents, she has basically caught up to the
class’s curriculum. After class, she is actively involved in other
activities. She is very handy. On cleaning duty, she is the one who does
the best job. Her teachers always praise her. She can wash her own clothes
at home. She is a very good assistant for her foster parents.
Sherry also does well with small children. She and Lin, a deaf child, are
sweet friends. Sherry understands him and helps translate simple sign
language to Lin. When Lin was waiting to be interviewed, Sherry walked in,
put the lei on Lin and pulled him close to her. She is like an older
sister taking care of her younger brother. Since Sherry is 13 she
desperately needs a family who will work quickly for her.
John, 10 years old, Healthy- John is a sweet, kind, gentle and
resilient child. He remembers his abandonment, which is a story that can
only be shared with a family wanting to consider this gentle boy to be a
part of their family. As much sadness as his abandonment brought to him at
an older age, John is very sweet and caring with others, even younger
children. He believes all things have life, even plants, and shouldn’t be
hurt. You can see by the genuine smile on his face and his bright and
cheery artwork how optimistic he is in life. John would make a loving
addition to the right family. No one is currently viewing John’s file.
Lin, 6, Deaf- Lin is living in a foster home now. He goes to the Half
the Sky foundation’s early childhood education intervention program. He
can express himself by sign language. He can jump off the floor, eat on
his own, wash his face, brush his teeth and goes potty. He can cut
different shapes with scissors and he can recognize colors. He can write
1-10. He is introverted and shy in front of strangers. But he is a very
good boy with a huge heart. He loves to help others; for example he helps
other kids dress and put their shoes on. Everybody loves him in the class.
Jillian, 10, HepB+ Jillian is in first grade, and even though
her learning ability is slower than other children, she has average
grades. She studies hard and is willing to learn; always making her
homework her first priority before playing. She loves being involved in a
variety of out-of-class activities, especially jump rope and playing
house. Jillian’s personality is outgoing, even though she can be a little
shy. She is not very talkative, but she always has a smile on her face.
She lives with a foster family. http://asiahope.blogspot.com/
George, 13, Weak Vision- George came up to Fei, a staff member of ASIA,
during her visit, and introduced himself in English. Fei told him we named
him “George”, he liked it. Fei couldn’t recognize any problem with his
vision. He wears glasses at school, but normally he doesn’t. He sees just
fine in her opinion. There are other four siblings living with George in
the foster home, one of them has been adopted and the adoptive parents
will come to get him soon. George envies him. He wishes one day he could
be adopted too. George is 13 and time is running out if his wishes are to
be realized. http://asiahope.blogspot.com/
Nate, 5, Hip displasia- Nate is living with a foster family now. He is
attending the Half the Sky foundation’s early childhood education
intervention program. He studies hard and he can recognize shapes like
circle, triangle and rectangle. He still needs some work on recognizing
colors. He has pretty good rhythm, and he always dances and sings with the
music. Nate can eat, wash his face, brush his teeth, and go potty on his
own. With teacher’s assistance he can use scissors to cut shapes. He knows
what cups, spoons and towels are used for. He takes initiative to wipe the
floor, wipe the table and fold the blankets. Even though he has a left hip
problem and limps on his left side, he can still walk and get up and down
stairs with no problem. Nate is a little shy. He has a big heart. He is
loved by the teachers and other children in his class.
Penelope, 6, Healthy- Penelope has had lots of families view her file,
but hasn’t found her forever family yet. She is a shy girl living with a
foster family. She seldom talks in front of adults. When she sees
strangers she often hides behind her foster mom. She attends the nearby
school for kindergarten; the school work is not difficult for her. When
she speaks, her pronunciation is not very clear. She does enjoy playing
with other children. She can take care of her daily basics, for example,
feeding herself, dressing herself, and putting on socks and shoes. She
needs her foster mom’s help to wash hand, face and take bath.
Gregory, 11, Healthy- Gregory is currently living in a foster family
and is a first grader. His ability to receive knowledge is slightly lower
than the average child and his grades are below average. However, he
studies hard. He can write some simple structure words and can do
calculations within 10. He can distinguish the shape of the figures. He is
energetic and active. He likes sports, especially basketball; he often
plays basketball with his friends. At home, he is not only well behaved
but is also a good helper for house chores. At school, he respects
teachers and classmates. Teachers and foster parents like him so much.
Scotty, 5, hermaphrodite- Scotty is another cutie among cuties! Scotty
is full of curiosity about new situations, but also obedient and well
behaved. He is energetic, but in the most positive sense. We see just a
touch of mischief and adventure in his puppy dog eyes. Do you?