Duo Duo has a family!!
* His friends say he is like an encyclopedia * he is protective of his little foster sister * he wonders when he will get a family of his own * leg amputation
His time is running out! Soon he will no longer be eligible for adoption and will lose his chance for a forever family.
His special needs: leg amputation (due to deformity), a slight form of spina bifida, and scoliosis. He has been wearing a prosthetic leg for a number of years now. His Spina Bifida is so mild that they only found out about it while doing a scan. He is mobile, continent, and has no outward signs of having SB. His file describes Duo as a “smart boy, who has a quick reaction, swift movements and is thoughtful”.
Personality: “a witty child, and he always has a lot of interesting ideas and plans in his mind, which get him into all kinds of troubles, just like any other little boy his age”.
Education: “Duo goes to grade four in a public school in Beijing, and his grades are in the middle range. He is fascinated with animals, and he can talk about them for a long time, as long as someone is happy to listen. He loves reading very much, too! Some of his friends jokingly call him an “encyclopedia”.
Home life: He has been under the care of the same organization since he was only four months old, so the family that adopts him will be able to get tons of old pictures and information! The organization desperately wants him to find a family!
“At home, he lives with his group home parents and five foster siblings. There he has learned to trust and depend on his parents, and to accept and love every family member. Once he said to his baby sister with Down Syndrome, “I am very smart, and you are not so much. But I can give some of my smartness to you, and I will protect you!”
How he feels about himself and adoption:
“Duo is sad that he is not tall enough, nor strong enough, in his eyes, because of his physical limitations. He also wonders when it is his turn to have a forever family, or whether anyone would “pick” him, after witnessing one after another younger siblings leaving with their very own mom and dad. For him, adoption also means he would have a lot more opportunities for education, and it is his dream to go to college some day, which is impossible for him in China.”
If you would like to know more about how to adopt Duo Duo, please send me an e-mail – Jessica
TwentyLess is not an agency, it is an advocacy site run by an adoptive mom (me) who would love to see every child with a family of their very own.