Sunday, March 2, 2014

Advocacy: Sweet Bobo is Waiting

A Children's Welfare Institute in Inner Mongolia has asked us to help advocate for eleven children in their care. We will be introducing the children one by one on the blog, and ask that you share these posts with others in order to give the children a chance to find their family. All inquiries about adoption can be sent to

Goodness, have we got a special little boy for you to meet today!

This is Yan Bo, affectionately called "Bobo" who is listed has having a repaired cleft lip and palate and drooping eyelids by his orphanage. Isn't he adorable?

Bobo's orphanage writes, "Bo was born April 24, 2008 and has a repaired cleft lip and a cleft palate, as well as drooping eyelids. Bo can express his needs and thoughts, although his pronunciation is not the most clear. At five years old Bo could use the potty by himself and was able to put on and take off his own clothes. Bo is a cute little guy and we hope that he will have a forever family before too long!"

Little Bo is almost six years old. One of his old roommates, Lexi, wants everybody to know that, "I miss my Bobo. I want Bobo to have a family to love him... Like a mom and a sister or maybe a brother." She hopes that she can see him again someday. She wants Bobo to know that families love you and take care of you forever.

Lexi and Bobo, September 2012
Well, what about you? Could you be the ones to fill Bo's greatest need? To teach him that "families love you and take care of you forever?" Ever child needs to know this... the greatest tragedy, the greatest special need, is when they do not.

Not nearly convinced enough? Check out this adorable video of Bobo practicing a song in his class. The song is all about daily hygiene, as you'll see in the motions as the children pretend to brush their teeth and wash their faces.

Yan Bo's file is currently with Across the World Adoption agency (ATWA). For more information or to inquire about making Bobo your son, contact Pamela Thomas at (845-641-3963), Mary Thew at, or e-mail


  1. Cute. That looks like Sylvia behind him.

  2. I thought the exact same thing...SYLVIA!?:)