Meet Shea. He is an artist, musician, and wants to learn to dance like Michael Jackson.There is 6 months to adopt him before he ages out and will be left behind in Asia on his birthday with little resources. He is a bright, healthy 13 year old boy with a repaired cleft lip and palate. He speaks clearly and articulately.
He goes to 7th grade outside the orphanage where he is an average student whose favorite subject is art. He presented us with a drawing he had made, and colored, of his favorite cartoon characters. It is clear from this work that he is very talented. He also enjoys basketball and playing traditional drums. Shea describes himself as being very honest and happy, and states that it makes him sad when someone doesn’t want to play with him. He is a soft-spoken, sweet, young boy who would thrive in a family who can adopt him before he is 14 and becomes ineligible for adoption. When asked if he could have anything in the world he wanted, he replied that he would love to learn to dance like Michael Jackson.
When our staff met him briefly she said "he really seems like a great kid. He was rather shy, very polite with lots of interests—drawing, music and dancing. He said he would like to be adopted and I have no doubt it was a genuine and not “spoon-fed” answer. I really enjoyed meeting him and I think any family would be lucky to have him."
Finances: There is a $4200 Promise Child grant for families making less than $125,000 a year. Please ask about possible fee waivers, private grants and loans to apply for. For more info and photos of Shea please contact Ckids@wacap.org at WACAP (http://www.wacap.org%3chttp//www.wacap.org>).