Help Sammy Find a Family

Help Sammy Find a Family

Sammy is a caring boy with an artistic bent and a generous heart.

Born on January 31, 2003, Sammy has lived most of his life in an orphanage in a central province in China. Here, he has developed wonderful relationships with his caregivers and peers, and his teachers at the orphanage call him the “best helper in the classroom.”

He is described as very polite, easygoing and giving of both his time and possessions. In a report from a few years ago, a staff member at the orphanage shared about a time when a boy took one of Sammy’s toys. Although the caregiver urged the boy to give the toy back, Sammy saw how much he liked it and generously gave the toy to his classmate. When the caregiver praised Sammy and gave him a piece of chocolate, Sammy turned around and offered the chocolate to another one of his classmates. His selflessness is truly moving — especially for a boy who has so little to call his own.

Sammy is also a talented painter who has distinguished himself in his art classes at the orphanage school. His teachers are astonished to see how his skills have developed, and an orphanage director personally invited him to join a special painting class. Sammy’s teachers see true academic and artistic potential in him and they are hopeful that he will soon be able to study at a public school.

Sammy had a couple of medical needs for which he has already received treatment. His cleft lip and palate were 

repaired shortly after he was born in 2003.

Although his pronunciation is still unclear, others can understand what he is saying. Sammy also had ptosis, a drooping of the upper eyelid. This summer, he received surgery to correct the ptosis and then stayed at the Peace House, Holt’s medical foster home in Beijing, for recovery. He returned to the orphanage in September.

This sweet boy has waited almost 12 years for a family of his own. He has become quite independent, but he is still just a boy — a boy who loves skateboarding and puzzles and drawing imaginative pictures. He deserves to know what it’s like to have loving parents and to be part of a family. This National Adoption Month, please help us find the family who will be as generous with their heart and home as Sammy is to those around him. Sammy needs a family who will nurture his talent and help him reach his potential.

For more information about Sammy, please contact Kris Bales at

Holt International Children's Services

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We believe that every child needs and deserves a permanent, loving family. What is best for every orphaned and abandoned child is, however, as unique as every child. When considering a child’s future, Holt always keeps the child’s best interest at the forefront of every decision. Holt International pioneered the modern era of international adoption, but Holt is much more than an adoption agency. We also develop and maintain programs overseas to give orphaned and abandoned children safe and nurturing environments in which to grow and thrive while we find their loving family.

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