Sunday, March 9, 2014

Advocacy: Boys Need Families Too

Did you know that there are 3x more boys than girls waiting for families in China right now?*


Here at New Day, we've watched as all of our little ones were consistently found by willing families and then joined them in the miracle of adopted, to be "grafted" into new families... forever families.

But while the fifty-some children that New Day cares for at any given time seem to find families without too much trouble, there are many, many other children in China who need families. And most of those children are boys right now.

We could go on and speculate the reasons why, but Love Without Boundaries has already written a great article about this, which you can read by clicking this link.

New Day has no role in the adoption of the children in our care, because international adoption is something that's run by the central government here, in cooperation with the Social and Children's Welfare Institutes. Adoption agencies play a part in this as well, but we, as a healing home for the little needy ones, only get to love and care for children. However, a few months ago a CWI (Children's Welfare Institute) in Inner Mongolia, after watching as the children in our care found families again and again, asked if we would be a voice for some of their children.

Many of these children are older.

Most of these children are boys.

You can visit the page to see their bios here. 

Already we've told you about handsome Tanner who will no longer be eligible for adoption in December. His special needs are eye abnormalities, and the fact that he doesn't have a family. Someone choose Tanner!

Ben has some light muscle atrophy and he just turned ten. He celebrated his "double-digits" birthday without a mama to bake him a cake and a daddy to help him ride a bike without training wheels. Ben needs a family! 

Garrett just turned seven. He's got some issues with his legs and muscles, but he can walk. However, should a little boy's ability to walk determine his right to a family of his own? Even so... Garrett can walk, and Garrett doesn't have a family.

Bobo, from his pictures, looks like a shy-but-curious little almost-six-year-old. Bobo has had surgery for his cleft lip and palate... he's got drooping eyelids... but his greatest "need" is that he doesn't have a family. As his old roommate wisely said, "families love you and take care of you forever." Who wants to love and take care of Bobo forever?

We are thrilled to announce that Bao Xiang has been matched with a family!

But what about the others?

What about all these other boys?

*on the shared list, as of 3/2014

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