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The best way to learn about what makes a waiting child smile or laugh or turn their nose up in dislike is to spend time with that child. Advocacy opportunities like hosting or in-country advocacy trips are a perfect way to discover what makes the fine qualities of a waiting child stand out. Our goal through the Hope Gallery is to bring a focused hope through advocacy articles about specific waiting children written by those who are spending that quality one-on-one time with a child whether it be through hosting or an advocacy trip.
This is KC's story. Please share it near and far. If now is not the right time for you it might be the perfect time for someone you know!
“Sweet doesn’t begin to describe this little boy!” shares Teresa, one of KC's advocates who recently “spent a week with this charmer” in our Connect for Kids program. “KC” turns 7 in January, and currently waits in China for an adoptive family.
Teresa says that her favorite memory of KC from the trip will simply be the glow of happiness that surrounds him.
This echos the reports from his caregivers that note that KC is an exceptionally happy child, who does not frustrate easily, is eager to absorb the world around him and is such a sweet boy.
He is also eager to share his joy. “During the week he sang songs for us, danced, and entertained us with his inquisitive and dear personality everywhere we went,” recounts Teresa, “He even saluted the security guards as we visited museums!” When not at Connect for Kids, he lives with a foster family and he always greets the family’s friends properly. They all adore him.
When visiting the zoo, KC especially enjoyed seeing the fish—he thought they looked good to eat! Over the course of the week, “KC was talkative, curious, friendly and cooperative. He is very verbal and was excited to tell us all that he knows” says Teresa.
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Learn More About KC
The volunteer who met KC just hosted a webinar to talk about him and the other children in Connect for Kids. You can watch the recording of the webinar now. You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org and reference 216-45 at any time to learn more about him.
There are a number of resources available to families who would like to adopt but are concerned about financing. If you would like to learn more, we welcome you to inquire about the Adoption Support Fund and view our infographic of fundraising ideas.
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