8-year-old “Yang Yang” is known to have a wonderful laugh that is contagious. That’s what volunteers, Katie and Carly, shared after spending a week with him in our Connect for Kids program. “He has an amazing ‘can do’ attitude and a contagious giggle!”
During a week of activities, Katie noted that “Yang Yang wants to do, see, and learn everything that everyone around him is doing.” Yang Yang uses a wheelchair and AFO and with his strong grasp he can hold on to objects well. The use of a strider would help with walking—as his steps are strong but his legs get tangled when he tries to walk.
Over the course of the week he enjoyed being wheeled over bumps, loved trying various foods, and had a desire to be a part of the group activities. He loved reading with Carly and Katie and particularly liked playing with the maracas. “One afternoon he was being pushed in the swing and laughed so hard his teeth started to chatter,” Katie shared.
“His adventurous spirit makes him a bit stir-crazy when he isn’t being stimulated enough,” Carly noted. “Providing him with a book, toy, snack, or simply some big bumps to roll over in his wheelchair, is all he needs.” He would also benefit from a device to help him communicate his needs as he has limited communication.
Yang Yang is a fun-loving, smart, curious, and eager kid who just wants to prove that he is just like the other kids!
General Eligibility Requirements
All applicants must be at least 30 years old. For heterosexual married couples, there can be no more than 50 years’ difference between the youngest parent and the child.
Single women are eligible and cannot have more than 45 years’ difference between themselves and the child. Applicants cannot have serious physical or mental health concerns. Eligibility requirements vary so please inquire to discuss individual circumstances and eligibility.
Learn More About Yang Yang
The volunteers who met Yang Yang just hosted a webinar to talk about him and the other children in Connect for Kids. You can watch the recording of the webinar now. You can also contact [email protected] and reference 216-40 at any time to learn more about him.Watch the recorded webinar to hear from volunteers who met Yang Yang
Yang Yang’s adoptive family is eligible for a $3,000 child-specific grant (valid through 4/1/2017). Eligible families may qualify for a grant through LSS/CH and Brittany’s Hope Foundation.
Meet oTHER WAITING CHILDREN
During December we are advocating for twelve children and sibling groups who currently wait for families. We appreciate any time you take to get to know these children and consider whether your family, or a family you know, could be theirs.Meet the 12 Waiting Children of December
There are a number of resources available to families who would like to adopt but are concerned about financing. If you would like to learn more, we welcome you to inquire about the Adoption Support Fund and view our infographic of fundraising ideas.