I have an acquaintance who is advocating for this sweet boy, featured in Holt's Hi Families, Spring 2012 issue. Her daughter was Jacob's foster sister and keeps asking if he has a forever family.
Jacob has repaired cleft lip and is ten-years-old. (Let me tell you, ten-year-old boys are SO MUCH FUN! They are still so sweet at that age, curious, fun, energetic, and entertaining!) Without help, Jacob struggles a bit in school, but is also described as industrious and respectful of his teachers. He speaks Cantonese, Mandarin, and is learning English. His foster sister shares that is a healthy, happy and outgoing boy. He has a good imagination, he loves playing with other children. He eagerly participates in group activites and his foster sister has many happy memories of playing together with Jacob.
From personal experience I can tell you that the orphanage where Jacob is from seems to have a positive outlook on the importance of transitioning a child into their adoptive family. Jacob is currently on the shared list.
Jacob wants a family! Could that family be yours? Look at that sweet face! Is this your son?
Please pray that Jacob will find his forever family soon! It's Jacob's turn!!!