Our representative in China texted me late one night last week, œHe is running out of time.  The orphanage staff love him very much, and want him to find a family.  They are worried it is too late.  I quickly wrote her back and told her to send me all she knows and has on him.  Not only did she send me a slew of pictures, but she connected me directly with the orphanage.  For the past week, one of the orphanage staff has been sending me video after video, picture after picture, of this sweet boy that she loves dearly.  And with each video and picture, in her broken (but very good!) English, she pleads with me¦

I can feel her heart for Waylan in her messages.  She so very much wants him to have a family, and more importantly, so does he.  So please, I beg of you¦.see this boy.  See him for the kind, caring, gentle, loved soul that he is.  See what the orphanage staff see.  And if you think he is your son, call me immediately, as the clock is ticking¦

Waylan’s drawing of the house he hopes to live in someday

Waylan showing off one of his many Lego creations!

Waylan is available for adoption through Madison Adoption Associates.  He will turn 14 in May 2018, making him no longer eligible for adoption.  There is a $5,000 Bright Futures grant available to the family who adopts him.  Email Sarah@madisonadoption.org for more information, or complete the Prospective Adoptive Parent form to be considered as his family.