This little guy is a six year old orphan from China - no family and a list of medical needs.
But let me tell you about him -
His smile will melt you in an instant, his giggle is even better - its a combination of happiness and "mischief boy" all mixed into one sound; he is smart, obedient, curious, and a bottomless pit - this boy LOVES to eat!
Noah does not know the love of a family. Each night I tuck him into bed and we practice saying, "I love you!" - his sweet almond shaped eyes disappear into his face as his smile takes over. It is so sweet yet his heart does not understand the depth of those words.
Abandoned at the age of 5 months, Noah has lived the past 5 1/2 years as an orphan. His adoption file depicts a very ill child, one that would require much needed medical attention and lifelong possibilities of unknowns. And he is SIX years old. And a boy. These three facts combined equal little hope.
Enter Orphan Hosting
Many question the program due to the fact that you bring an orphan into your home, spoil them with love and toys, endless amounts of food, give them new clothes to wear each day, take them to fun places and then they have to go back. And, yes, they do have to go back.
But let me tell you that without this program, our little Noah (as well as the 29 other children who are currently being hosted through this program across the US) would sit on a list for YEARS and grow older and, eventually, age out of the adoption program to land himself right on the streets of China to fend for himself. The orphan hosting program is his chance - his chance to show off who he really is, his chance to show the world who he really is despite what the medical records indicate.
And our Noah is NOT what his file suggests.
He is SO much MORE.
Full of life.
Full of JOY.
And, because of the orphan hosting program, FULL OF HOPE!