Julian knows joy. He loves his ball. He delights in playing with other children. He enthusiastically embraces a good picture book. He relishes a good meal. He thrills at being helpful. He overflows with happiness when praised for a job well done. Yes, Julian knows joy. But he doesn’t know the deep love of a permanent, adoptive family.
Julian, now four years old, has been on the shared list for a long time. You’ve met him on this blog several times (“Julian’s Joy,” “Julian’s High Jinks,” and “Julian: Almost Four.”) At the time his file was submitted, he didn’t even walk yet! Now he runs. When the file was prepared, he didn’t speak at all. He’s still a man of few words, but he does call those in his foster family by name.
When the file was sent, the orphanage had hope – that despite the fact that Julian has Down Syndrome, that he was already three years old, and that he was a boy – that someone might want to call him their own. Now, the orphanage is losing hope. If his family doesn’t find him soon, they may move him out of his foster home to make room for another child who they feel may have a better chance at a family. We want to give Julian every opportunity to find a forever family. Advocating for this child may be his only chance at the true and long-lasting joy of family.
Julian is featured on Reece’s Rainbow as “Jimmy” with a $1,000 grant. An additional $1,000 is being offered by an anonymous donor to offset the cost of Julian’s adoption. Do you know someone who has a heart for children with Down Syndrome? Or someone who wants to share the pure and simple joy of life with this little boy as their son? Please help us spread the word far and wide. It may be his last chance at a family.
Love Without Boundaries proudly advocates for adoption but is not an adoption agency. We invite you to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about a child we have featured and encourage you to contact your local adoption agency for more information about China’s Waiting Child Program.