HE WILL AGE OUT APRIL 2019 * model student * loves acting, drawing, writing, singing, and dancing. * polite, respectful, outgoing, positive, and brave *
If you cannot adopt this amazing boy, please consider donating toward his adoption fees at Reece’s Rainbow. Thank you!
HIS SPECIAL NEEDS
Stellan’s file lists malformation of vertebral column as his special need, but it has been determined that he has Morquio (MPS)
Stellan is a model student who loves not only language, but acting as well! He loves to draw, write, sing, and dance. He’s described as polite, respectful, outgoing, active, positive, and brave. Stellan is a great kid who leaves a strong impression on those who meet him.
THOUGHTS ON STELLAN BY THOSE WHO HAVE MET HIM
One visitor said
“Stellan is a very special little boy I had the opportunity to meet this past spring. He has been in orphanage care all his life and yet at 13 years old, he is still waiting. He will age out in April of next year if a family doesn’t move forward soon. I was told he can transfer to his wheelchair independently and can walk for a bit with a walker and even join dance performances with his class for short amounts of time. When I met him, he was shy and polite and had a beautiful timid smile. A girl in his class started to sing and he joined in. When he finished he said he wasn’t as good as singing as she was and I told him he should do something he enjoyed and was good at. He chose to recite poetry for me. When I asked what he liked, he said he liked to read and when I asked what he didn’t like he said math. Things are not accessible in China for someone with mobility issues and his future does not look good if he doesn’t find a family. He was really sweet and appropriately shy around strangers, but with some encouragement he showed me his art and homework and he was so proud. In his class, there was an older girl matched with a family and he was so genuinely happy for her. There was also a boy who had aged out and the contrast was heartbreaking.”
A traveling mom who met Stellan said
“I met this fella in December of 2017. He is an absolute gem! Our new daughter, Clara, kept getting in his space and trying to push his chair. He really took her behavior in stride and was so patient and pleasant. There was just something so precious about him.”
Another traveling family met him when they recently adopted their aging out daughter (that’s where the photo of him touching the man’s leg came from) and they said:
“We met this sweet boy! Love his personality! He joked a lot with my husband and was very comfortable around our family.”
All the thoughts on Stellan led our Sarah Hansen to write a special blog post for Stellan, which can be found here:http://blog.madisonadoption.com/2018/09/06/hearing-smiles/
PLEASE READ this special blog post about him!
There is a $5,000 Bright Futures agency grant for Stellan’s adoption with Madison Adoption Associates.
The LPA also has a $5,000 grant for his adoption!
Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions. MAA also partners with the Brittany’s Hope Foundation for matching grants, which are given out twice a year January and July) and to families that are officially matched with a child.
Stellan needs a family with an approved home study to be able to move forward with adopting him. If you have an approved home study or a home study in process and are interested in adopting Stellan, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here:https://madison.mysamdb.com/…/FamilyInformationSheet_Edt.as…
If you would like to know more on how to adopt this amazing boy before he ages out in April 2019, 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.