Many of our thoughts and conversations have included Leo recently. We teamed up with an amazing family to raise funds to increase a grant for the family that adopts Leo and raise awareness of his need for a family. Once again, MANY people we do not know stepped up to support this amazing little boy. We had over 40 families donate items to be sold at the rummage sale and then TONS of people came to shop and donate money! We even had one shopper donate the toys that were in her car when she found out we trying to raise funds to support an Leo’s adoption. The sale went even better than we anticipated and we have been able to increase the grant to $12,000! There is so much LOVE and SUPPORT for Leo and we continue to be AMAZED at the kindness and generosity of so many that have never even met Leo.
He has touched so many hearts with his smile! And this is why we are so deeply saddened by the fact that he still waits. Leo is still waiting for a family to call his own. This is a very difficult fact for us to face on this special day, Mother’s Day. As we are celebrating our mothers today, we are reminded that Leo does not have a mother to celebrate.
And there is not a mother celebrating this day with Leo as her son. But we feel strongly in our hearts that there is a match out there for Leo. There is a family out there that is looking to add a sweet boy as their son. A boy that loves to swing at the park, listen to music, dance, laugh, and give hugs and Leo is exactly that boy. We just need to find that family and SOON! Leo has less than a year before he ages out and is no longer eligible to be adopted, so his time is running out. It is very important that the family that pursues the adoption of Leo is eligible to adopt by China’s standards. We have had some families inquire about Leo and wish to pursue adoption only to be disappointed when they realize they did not meet the eligibility requirements, so we would recommend that you contact an agency to be sure you qualify before starting the process. Great Wall China Adoption is the agency that we worked with to host Leo and they have great resources if you don’t have your own agency already. Our Mother’s Day wish is that Leo will celebrate the next Mother’s Day with his mother! Can you help us make this wish come true? Share his story. Pray for Leo. Or maybe Leo’s smile has touched your heart and you are ready to call him son. Feel free to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message on his FaceBook page.