Waiting His Whole Life For A Family

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“Every good and perfect gift is from above.” James 1:17

9-year-old James has been waiting his entire life for a family. When we first met James in China over 4 years ago, we instantly fell in love with his sweet demeanor. Sadly, we have been advocating for this incredible boy for years and he is still waiting for a family’s love.

This sweetheart is truly loved by all who meet him. James has such an amazing sense of self and is compassionate, caring, and charismatic. He loves to help his teachers, friends, and younger children at the orphanage. This kind, thoughtful boy adjusts well to new environments and is friendly and sweet to new people. James finds the joy in everything he does and our wish for him is that he’ll be able to spend his childhood with a family who loves him and finds the joy in parenting this amazing boy!

Sadly, James was abandoned when he was just 6 months old. He has spent his entire life in an orphanage. James has Apert syndrome, which causes abnormalities in his face shape and webbed fingers and toes. This hasn’t slowed him down in the slightest—James has great dexterity and can button his clothes, string small beads, write, run, and swim! His favorite activities are listening to music and playing outside but he likes playing with friends and watching cartoons.

James has a speech delay and hearing impairment but is on track developmentally and doing well in school! He is such a smart, hardworking kid who is eager to please. James is very skilled at expressing himself and shared with our team that his biggest wish is to have a family of his own. Many of James’s closest friends were adopted over the last few years and it’s been hard for him to watch his friends leave.

James is truly a good and perfect gift to all who meet him! His family will be incredibly blessed to have him as their son.

To learn more about parenting a child with Apert syndrome, visit this group. This amazing community would be thrilled to answer any questions you may have! AGCI also has so many families who would love to share more with you about their adoption experience and answer any questions.

Families considering James’s adoption are eligible to apply for our exclusive grant, which can assist a family in up to $5,000 towards adoption fees!

To learn more about James, please contact Alison at (503) 327-7407 or

waitingchildren@allgodschildren.org