Find My Family: Oscar

April 9, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, boys, Children Who Wait, Madison, thalassemia 1 Comments

Eight year old Oscar is a beautiful boy and a special one too! He has beta thalassemia major and is listed with Madison Adoption Associates via an orphanage partnership. The photos and new videos were taken just a few weeks ago. Madison’s staff have met him numerous times. Aleda Madison, the director of Madison said: Out of all the kids she has met (and she has met MANY), she has 3 boys who are her favorites. She calls them her babies. Oscar is one of them! She wants him to find a family so badly- she just loves him! She told me that he is so sweet and a very nice boy. She said he has great personality and makes great eye contact. He does repeat everything that is said in English like a little parrot. He is just a little sponge and is inquisitive and wants to learn English. She said he has a lot of friends and lives with a foster brother who he is so sweet to. They could not get the foster brother to open up so Oscar came over and sat down with him to help.

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Here are NEW VIDEOS of him. Note that his name tag says Kieran- he got the wrong one!
Video one, two, three, and four (this one is a bit older).
Password: Adoptmaa

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From his last update: Oscar is small for his age, but has no trouble keeping up with other kids. He is active and outgoing, and attends school where he gets average grades. He likes to sing and his speech is clear and articulate. He lives with a foster family, gets along well with other children, and has a healthy appetite. He demonstrated his ability to count all the way to 100, to write his name and to draw pictures of rabbits, which he called his friends. He has a charming and infectious smile.

Oscar update

Madison staff says he stands out to them- they’d really like him to find a family soon so he can get home before his 9th birthday and to get the medical care he so desperately needs.

Great resources for his special need are:
Choosing Thalassemia
Rainbow Kids
It’s a merciful life (beautiful post by a mama to two girls with thalassemia major)

For more info or to review Oscar’s file, please fill out a free pre-application, waiting child review form.

For more information on beginning the adoption process contact The Advocacy Team.

One Response to “Find My Family: Oscar”

  1. So…we would be very interested in adopting Oscar. I see the same pic with the name Joshua under the thalassemia focus story. How could I find out if he has a family? Is he on the shared list? His Chinese name? Thanks all!

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