Today, Ellia is thriving in her mom’s care. In just two years, Ellia
has grown from a shy and quiet 2-year-old to an energetic, outgoing, silly
4-year-old who is secure and so loved. Liz says adopting as a single parent is
“the hardest thing she has ever done on purpose,” but also the greatest gift.
Liz encourages all hopeful parents — whether married or single — to consider adoption.
Lonnell is an outgoing, intelligent and active little boy.
At 8 years old, he loves to meet new people and play sports with his friends!
When he was 6 years old, Lonnell received an operation for an
hernia. Since the operation, his health has improved significantly. He can now
run, jump and play with other children his age.
Lonnell has a strong curiosity, giving him the excitement to
explore and learn more about the world around him. He openly communicates his
thoughts and feelings, and he is always polite and positive.
He also excels in the classroom and loves to ask questions.
As a problem-solver, Lonnell strives to understand whatever lesson is put in
front of him. In 2017, he received an award for being an outstanding student at
A family that loves to explore and has a good understanding
of older child adoption would be the best fit for Lonnell.
At the end of 2018, we shared with you about three children in our programs who were experiencing the most heartbreaking, hopeless and urgent needs: Linh, a 13-year-old who became pregnant after a violent assault; Shenaz, a little girl in India who was grieving her father’s death and living in extreme poverty; and Jun Jun, a boy in China who desperately needed a surgery for his cleft lip.
Your outpouring of support and care for these three little ones amazed us. You gave generously. And because of you, Linh, Shenaz and Jun Jun’s lives have changed.
Keep reading to see just how powerful a difference you made in these children’s lives!
Like most 6-year-olds, Davey is energetic and loves to play!
An affectionate little boy, Davey loves to be cuddled and hugged by his caregivers, and gets along well with others. His extroverted personality comes out through his talkative nature and a ready smile that greets you warmly. Continue reading “Davey Needs a Family!”
Given the strength to overcome her own struggles, child sponsor Karis Feezellstrives to help others overcome theirs.
Hello, my name is Karis Feezell. I am a determined, strong and compassionate 19-year-old artist who has struggled with physical issues all my life. I have cerebral palsy, Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, and birth defects in my hands and feet. When I was born, the umbilical cord was wrapped around my neck, resulting in lack of oxygen for eight minutes until I was revived. During this incident, my cerebellum was injured, causing constant, shaky tremors. The tremors make it a struggle to control my hands, particularly opening them.