Archie, born in January of 2006, is almost 9 years old. And if you have ever been around a 9 year-old boy, you know that means lots of energy, action and FUN! Archie is ready to find his forever family…“with many other brothers and sisters,” he says. He is quite social, if couldn’t guess!
At approximately 2 months old, Archie was found at the gate of a local hospital. Wrapped in a quilt, he was taken to the police department while a search for his birth family was conducted. The search was unsuccessful, so Archie was placed in his orphanage where he currently resides. His initial physical exam noted that he was in a good general state, had poor development and nutrition, as well as a yellowish face and skin.
Since his finding, Archie has spent his entire life in the orphanage and is closest to his caretakers. Reading through his file, it is quite obvious that this little boy holds the hearts of several members of the orphanage staff. He is a clever young man who attends school, although more often than not, he would rather be playing with his friends than working on his studies! Despite his active nature, he does well in school and is in the second grade. Archie likes to sing songs and can recite several poems. Not surprisingly, his favorite subject is PE! His caretakers feel his development and abilities are both age-appropriate and that he would thrive in the right family.
Archie had a minor sensitive special need that was corrected with surgery when he was very young. Although the surgery was reported a success, his caretakers indicated that it was not 100% effective. Archie’s forever family would benefit from having a urologist review his file to discuss what procedure, if any, may be necessary when he comes home. In addition to his sensitive need, Archie has also had his appendix removed in 2009 due to acute appendicitis. There are surgical reports and lab results available for potential families to review.
Archie’s file is currently designated to WACAP. On a recent visit to China, WACAP staff was able to meet Archie. When asked if he wanted to be adopted, he said that he did. He also mentioned that he would like his adoptive family to have many other brothers and sisters that he can play with! There are additional pictures and video available from WACAP’s summer trip for Archie’s family to view. For qualified families, there is a $4000 Promise Child grant to help with this adoption. Please contact our Advocacy Team or WACAP for more information on starting the journey to Archie.