On this blog, we share stories and updates about our work around the world. With reporting from Holt staff in the U.S. and overseas as well as contributions from adoptive parents, adoptees, sponsors and supporters, we strive to represent the heart, life and experiences of our extended “Holt Family.”
This 13-year-old boy is one of the sweetest, smartest and determined boys you will ever meet. At summer camp he was quick to make friends with the teachers and talk about things he learned in school. He is studying English and loves to interact with foreigners when he has the chance. Christopher is so full of joy and enthusiasm, it is almost hard to believe he has such a difficult background.
He was raised for several years by his grandmother and was very close to her. They lived on a mountain in a fairly remote area where she taught him to be independent and pursue his dreams.
One day, he came home from school to find that she had passed away.
Not letting his circumstances dictate his future, Christopher stayed in the same house continuing to cook, clean and take care of himself. Eventually he was reported to the local social welfare office and they brought him to the group home where he now lives.
Christopher has tested positive for HIV, which is well controlled with medication. His group home is for children who have HIV, and he is reportedly doing really well there.
Both Christopher’s physical and cognitive development are on track, and he is well liked by those around him! He loves to play sports, paint pictures, ride his bike and be the class clown.
Christopher’s biggest hope is to one day have an adoptive family. He likes the idea of having brothers, sisters and maybe even a dog! He understands his need for a permanent family, and he realizes that he is running out of time.
Could you or someone you know be the right family for Christopher? For more information, visit his photolisting profile, read about other families who have adopted children with HIV, and contact our China child match coordinator, Jessica Zeeb, at email@example.com.
DOB: 08/08/04 | China
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