Now 13 years old, Jordan will soon age out of eligibility for international adoption.
One afternoon, back in 2012, in a care center in Southeast Asia, a caregiver was going from room to room, tidying up while the children played nearby. As she finished up in the last room, she walked to the door, put her hand on the knob and turned it. The door wouldn’t budge. She tried again. It still wouldn’t open. She pulled on it. Pushed on it, but, still, no luck. She was trapped. She took a deep breath and tried not to panic.
She knew what to do.
Loudly, she called for Jordan, an 8-year-old boy who lived at the care center. “I knew he would know what to do,” says the caregiver.
As soon as the caregiver yelled for him, Jordan was by the door.
“Are you OK?” Jordan, concerned, asked his caregiver.
“Yes, I am fine Jordan, but I need your help.”
“What’s wrong? Jordan asked. “Can you breathe?”
“Yes, I can breathe, Jordan,” said the caregiver. “I just need you to get someone to help me open the door.”
“Ok!” said Jordan. “I’ll be right back!”
And just like that, Jordan was off to get help for his trapped caregiver. Soon, she was out of the room and grateful for Jordan’s genuine concern and quick thinking.
This sweet story is one of many in Jordan’s file that illustrates his caring and empathetic personality. “He’s just so thoughtful,” says his caregiver. “I knew he would help get me out.” Everyone who comes in contact with Jordan has wonderful things to say about him, and the word that comes up most of all is “caring.”
However, Jordan is no longer an 8-year-old.
He has patiently waited for a family to call his own, but now, five years later, he is still missing out on the individual attention and love that only a family can provide.
Jordan was abandoned at a temple when he was an infant, and was found by an elderly woman who took him in and cared for him for five years until her health began to fail. Jordan was then transferred to a care center.
Here, Jordan made friends easily and began to break out of his shell. Although he has excellent gross motor skills, he has some developmental delays, which are attributed to his early lack of stimulation. However, he is in school and said to be learning well!
“It is strongly believed that in a permanent family who will provide him with love, encouragement and attention, he will rapidly progress and ultimately reach his potential,” Jordan’s social worker says.
Clearly, Jordan cares for others deeply and has so much love to give. Now, he just needs a family to share this love with.
Could you or someone you know be the right family for Jordan? For more information about Jordan, check out his photolisting profile and contact our adoption advisor, Caitlin Howe, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOB: 1/1/04 | SE Asia