ASIA has had so much success with our Hope Journey Programs, that we have been selected to participate in additional exclusive programs with CCCWA, called Brighter Futures. Follow this blog through this adventure and help us fulfill the hopes and dreams of these children waiting for their forever families in Hunan Province.
View the waiting children on ASIA's website: http://www.asiadopt.org/waiting-children/
Monday, June 25, 2012
Please meet Doug...
Doesn't his smile just steal your heart? Doug is a playful, calm, sweet little boy. He seemed appropriately wary of strangers, but warmed up to us pretty quickly when I showed him video of himself. Even though we couldn't speak the same language, he made it clear that he wanted me to take more videos or pictures and then show them to him. He quickly learned how to play them himself. He seems to be a quick learner. When we gave him a pen, it didn't look like he had ever used one before, and talking to the foster Mom it didn't sound like they gave the kids access to that kind of thing. He soon picked up the correct grip for writing and drew a rough circle. He loved to play peek-a-boo with me and smiled from ear to ear. He was cooperative and responsive. He has a very calm and easy going personality and is also outgoing, engaging, delightful, gentle and affectionate with his foster mom. It is clear that he is attached to his foster mom and she is very encouraging with him. Although he doesn't have access to a lot that he would need to learn for the American schooling system, he learns what he can quickly. With the right family who is encouraging like his foster mom and provides stimulation and teaching, I think that Doug would blossom and delight his family in all of his "firsts." Could you be Doug's family? Contact me if you would like to consider him: firstname.lastname@example.org