- Age 6 years old
- Gender Male
- Country Ethiopia
- Waiting since May 16, 2012
- Gender Male
The orphanage staff describes HS as an active child. He enjoys playing outdoors, throwing and catching balls and just running around. They also say that he communicates very well (in his native language) with both children his age and adults. The orphanage staff specifically said that he ‘respects his elder people very well’. HS can write his own name and tie his own shoes.
Are you his forever family? Can you help us to advocate for him so we can find his family for him?
A mom who was just there for court wrote this about HS (and she has some great pictures of him that I wish I could share on this blog!)
He is very sweet and polite. The biggest story that sticks out in my mind was when our girl N came to meet us at the care center. It was a completely new environment for her, you could tell she was not sure what to think of it all. HS had not gone to school with the other older kids that day and was spending time hanging out with us and our kids. When N joined us, he noticed how she was feeling; he ran to his bed and pulled out his sticker stash from under his mattress. Stickers are prized possessions at the care center, so I was very touched when he handed our little girl and full sheet of mermaid stickers. She lit up. It was so sweet of him. He spent the rest of the afternoon hanging out with us. Also, he is very athletic and was able to do some pretty cool contortion moves.
He is a wonderful boy and we really hope he finds a family soon. I wouldn't think he
is much older than 7. He is super sweet and got along great with all of the
From another mom:
I would say the older child is definitely older than 6. I sat and read an
Amharic-English phrase book with him for quite a while this afternoon. He is
a good reader, and trying hard to learn English. Very sweet and polite.
from another mom:
HS is polite and gentle despite the fact he is a very happy, active and athletic boy! His focus was very much on playing with the new soccer ball we brought to the care center. His eyes were bright and hopeful when he greeted me with a handshake, but was super happy to settle for a hug instead. He has a sweet and open demeanor and a vibrant energy about him. He was kind to our 2 1/2 year old daughter.
While we didn't get a chance for any one on one time with HS, my husband and I fell in love with ALL the boys at the care center. They had a collective joy that touched our hearts. We were touched by their politeness, and it was hard not to get caught up in their play. I would without reservation, say that HS is a normal, bright, loving, active, happy boy ready for a forever family. I know he is ready to give and receive love.
If you’d like to find out more about HS or talk to these moms that met him feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contact IAN at:
1 303-691-0808 email@example.com