13 year old Nathaniel is such a treasure! He will AGE OUT and no longer have the chance at his own family, if someone doesn’t come to him March 2018 (less than a year!)
Updated photos from March 2015
MARCH 2015 UPDATE
Since having surgery on his eyes he is doing well in school. He is silly and outgoing and loves to talk. Actually she said, “He talks too much.” I just spent some time with Nathaniel last month while at the orphanage. He is truly a sweet little boy full of life. His ayi said he got excited when they took these updated pictures, thinking his family is coming soon. These older children truly get it.
-Vickie from Zhanjiang Kids Organization
Medical Update! Nathaniel has had surgery and he no longer rubs his eyes from the pain and pressure, and no longer holds things up against his eyes to see them!
School He is going to the Zhanjiang Kids Organization Special Needs School which is wonderful for him.
Nathaniel is described as an outgoing child with a history of congenital cataracts. He enjoys learning English and has a wonderful memory for learning. His special needs are listed as Amblyopia, Intelligence Delay (even though his file says he is smart), and interocular lens eye. He was born March of 2004.
He enjoys a good appetite, likes a variety of foods and loves music. Smart, happy and eager to learn his vision is limited due to the cataracts and he struggles to write and see at a distance. His need for a family who can provide medical treatment for his eyes as well as a loving home grows more urgent each day that he waits. Being part of a family who loves him and can provide for his needs is any child’s greatest desire.
Nathaniel is on the shared list and can be adopted by a family working with any agency. Nathaniel is part of Zhanjiang Kids Organization and they will do everything they can to get updated information for an interested family. Please email Valerie for more information. You can also send me an e-mail for more on how to adopt Nathaniel!