Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Waiting Wednesday - Jack

Today, I want you to meet a little boy named Jack who is begging for a family of his own.

Jack 23

Jack was born in October 2000. He says he would love to find a family with a brother or sister of a similar age so they can play together. He is not an aggressive boy. Although he likes insects and worms, he does not like scary movies. He is very cute, smart and charming. He is also communicative and sociable. The director of his baby house spoke enthusiastically about him. The director of his current orphanage writes very warmly about him. Before he was about to transfer to the older child orphanage, he asked a visitor "do you know anyone who would like to take a boy like me. I would really like for a visitor at least, because I am all alone and I have no one." He is open and shows his emotions. His caregivers say he is responsible, obediant and kind. He likes physical education and the natural world. He also likes to sculpt. He understands that his chances of a family choosing him are slim. He has always seen parents coming for the younger children. Jack is living with HIV. Jack is a nice kid. He is active and alert, careful and smart. He is a friendly boy. He does not speak roughly to the other children. He calmly shares his toy when someone asked to ride the scooter. His teachers appreciate him for his peaceful nature – they say he behaves properly in every situation. He listens and takes the word of his educators. He is happy to talk about school, about games, how he went to the circus and rode the rides at the zoo. He is said to be similar to a "home child." He asks mature questions, and his voice breaks in tears when he asked a family why they had come for a younger child and not for him? He asked "what do I need to do for a Mom to come? Do you know where she is? Is she looking for me?" He has enough mental strength to maintain his positive outlook on the world. He is getting older, but he is still a defenseless child in need of care and family warmth. He does not have any siblings. Additional photos are available. The children from the orphanage he is in are usually well developed. 

$559.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Sweet Jack is wondering what he has to do have a family of his own. He knows his chances are slim and breaks down in tears. His diagnosis is HIV+  which can easily be treated and controlled here in the US. Even though he is 11, he is very sweet, open, kind, friendly, and he would make a great big brother!

There has been a blog set up for him here ------ PLEASE shout from the rooftops about this boy! He will very soon age out of the system and be on his on, out on the streets, where he will most likely resort to drugs and other such things to fill the void a family never filled for him. Yes, adopting an older child is different from a baby, but in so many ways it can be soo much more of a blessing!

Happy Wednesday everybody! - Will you make one of his Wednesday's happy someday??

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this, Sarah. My heart is heavy for this little boy. I pray his family is reading this.


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