Back in 2015 I was in an orphanage in China. I was with a group of professionals who were doing screenings and taking photos and videos of children who were available for adoption. We work with interpreters who help us communicate with the children. we also get pretty good at acting things out. As the photographer I did not normally have an interpreter right with me because, obviously, the medical professionals need to be able to communicate more than I do. But I still talk to the children even if they can’t understand me, I assume they can understand tone and expressions.
So, this adorable little boy came into theorem and I said, “Hello! My name is Erin.”
He looked at me and very clearly said, “Hi! My name is Jack. How are you?”
Taken aback, I asked him questions and he answered clearly. Come to find out he had lived in an American run foster home and had learned English there. It was such a joy to communicate with him and he was so incredibly precious!
That was 5 years ago and Jack is still waiting for a family.
Jack is smart, vibrant, and energetic. He likes to talk with people and when he is happy, he talks with his friends and is very excitable. He has a good relationship with his peers in the classroom and orphanage setting. He is liked by all.
Jack has excellent self-care skills. He is able to dress himself, shower and brush his teeth. He can tidy up his room and take care of his daily needs independently.
As described, Jack has strong scores in the areas of language, math and English. He is learning braille for Chinese and Math and he can read it. His English receptive and speaking is good. His favorite subject is PE and he loves skipping, running and gymnastics. He likes crafts, especially folding origami, and enjoys music class.
Jack is diagnosed with cataracts. He can see a little bit. He is able to see colors and shapes and can navigate around a room without assistance. He is considered legally blind, but there may be treatment options that would help improve his vision.
He is 10 years old and needs a family! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and follow the Superkids page on Facebook to meet more of our adorable children!