Monday, June 29, 2015

All About Boys!

Perhaps one of the largest, most perpetuated mis-understandings about adopting from China is that there are primarily girls available for adoption. Families who adopt boys often hear the surprised question, "How did you adopt a boy from China?"

The fact is there are many, many little boys waiting for families all across China. Since the majority of adoptive families request to adopt girls, little boys often wait far longer than girls with similar ages and special needs. It has been said that being orphaned and being a boy is the most difficult special need to overcome.



So what does this mean and what can we do about it? 

Well, the really great news is that there is little or no wait time to be matched with a boy! So adoptive families who are open to adopting a boy can move through the adoption process relatively quickly.  



The other thing we can all do is to educate and advocate. Tell people about these wonderful little boys who are waiting! Right now we are looking for families for several boys. Go to the Waiting Kids page at the top of this blog and choose a boy whom you want to advocate for and share his post on your Facebook page or with friends and family! (Click on the child's name above their photo to be directed to the advocacy post written about them.) You never know when a child's family will be found on your friends list!



I'm excited to see the difference we can make in the lives of these little boys!