Tonight I wanted to share the profile of a very special young man named "Haden."
Haden is 13 years old and will "age out" this January. In China, there is a strict law that a child cannot be adopted once they turn 14. In some places, the kids can still have hope for a future, in other places, aging out basically condemns them to a very hard life. Watching kids age out is one of the hardest things for adoption advocates to do. I am pointing out his age first thing because I want people to realize that if Haden is going to get a family, that family needs to come forward NOW. As in, yesterday! (: It can be done, but it will take an extraordinary amount of effort to complete his adoption by January 17. Haden wants to be adopted and his orphanage wants it for him. They have offered to waive his "orphanage fee" and have asked that we let people know that there are not many older kids there and that Haden won't have many friends to be with if he ends up staying in the orphanage. UGH. Breaks my heart. Here is the information I have on him: