Any kid in a balloon hat is a friend of ours! This is Jacob, 7 years old, and on our list at Hawaii International Child. Jacob was born with arthrogryposis that affects his hands and feet. He has recently has surgery on his legs/feet and is still receiving post surgery care of the rods/pins/bolts, etc. He has been a trooper! Even before his surgery, he was able to stand and walk with support. Jacob is very bright, and very social. When he arrived at New Day before his surgery, he was very quiet; they discovered he spoke a different dialect. Now he will talk to anyone…and he does! Jacob’s fingers are very nimble, but his hands have a hard time. This, smart, funny, and charming boy has been waiting for a family.
Adopting an Older Child
With preparation and patience, a few adjustments on both sides, and some unconventional parenting methods, you'll find that bringing home an older child can be a deeply rewarding way to form a family. Read more about adopting an older child from the Adoptive Parents Magazine website.