Sean is one of the boys I met while visiting the Dongguan Social Welfare Society in April. He was interesting to be with during my five days visiting. The first few days he observed from the sidelines. He would step in to help out with the other kids. He would respond if called upon. But with his being deaf, I assumed he just needed time to adjust to hanging out with us crazy Americans. But as he watched me form a relationship with Josiah and Amelia I started noticing him moving in from the sideline. He started sitting with Josiah and I when we ate meals. He would hold Amelia’s hand if she needed help. He started to plays games and laugh with the other kids. Once he got to know us, there were smiles and a hope in his eye.
Over the past both Sean has been part of the hosting program. He has been staying with a family in upstate New York getting to live the summer life. He has had a great time going to the beach fishing, bike riding and helping around the house. He even went with his hosting Dad to go fix a neighbor’s water heater. During his visit with the neighbor, he made fast friends with their family dog.
This is Sean’s last week visiting in the States. He will be heading back to Dongguan at the end of the week. It may also be Sean’s last chance at finding a forever family. He ages out of the adopting program next spring. Please share Sean’s story.
If you would like to learn more about Sean, please contact Meredith at Great Wall China Adoption by email firstname.lastname@example.org.