Elijah is a boy with a BIG heart who is waiting for his family! If you are thinking of adding to your family then Elijah just might be the one. This boy is AMAZING and has less than a year left for his family to get to him!
Elijah was found abandoned at the orphanage gate at five years old. On admission to the institute it was found that he suffered from cerebral palsy, was tested to have normal intelligence and was found to have weakened lower limbs. Although he tried, he could not walk, and he was given a wheelchair.
He could speak both Mandarin and Cantonese fluently upon arriving to the institute. He showed his strong will, and integrated into the group life in the institute. At the age of 7 years, he liked to play games with peers and share the toys with other children. He is polite to others, and always smiles at strangers who visit the orphanage.
He has received physical therapy at the institute, and after great diligence and perseverance on Elijah’s part, he can now walk slowly while holding onto handrails (look at how proud he is of himself in the picture above!). In the institute, he is an obedient and sensible boy, and he is adored by the caretakers and medical staffs. The nannies and orphanage directors hope a family will choose him as he will make a wonderful addition to any family.
There are two amazing videos that will show you just how amazing he is:
One – this first video shows you how capable he is (warning that smile might steal your heart!)
Two – here you can see and hear the nervousness when they mention Mama and Baba… happy yet nervous. Imagine wondering if there was someone coming for you.
Password for both videos is Adoptmaa.
Elijah is now is Reece’s Rainbow and eligible for the 10k older child grant! Elijah is on the shared list and can be adopted by a family working with any agency. He turns 14 in June of 2017.