Vaughn and Sarah Need a Family!

christmas-dancingYou are probably wondering why we posted this GIF.

Well, while we would love to show an actual video of Vaughn and Sarah dancing, the adoption authority in their birth country doesn’t allow us to share their pictures or videos online. But they do love to dance, and we have many photos and videos on file that we can show to families who are interested!

Vaughn and Sarah are a brother-and-sister duo that needs a family of their own. Much like any other siblings, they enjoy being around each other, and with the exception of the occasional disagreement, they are inseparable. But that could soon change for these two, because their time is running out.

Holt always does everything in our power to keep siblings together, but in this case, the adoption authority in Sarah and Vaughn’s birth country are considering separating the two in order to increase their chances of adoption. If we don’t find them a home very soon, their chances of staying together will become very slim.

Vaughn and Sarah have already experienced too much loss. They came to the orphanage in 2012, after their mother passed away, and have been living there since.

Vaughn is described as an energetic, happy and helpful 9-year-old. He loves being creative with art and of course, dancing. He is diagnosed with epilepsy and is currently being treated with anti-seizure medication. He has some developmental delays and unclear speech for which he attends special education classes. His teachers report that his writing, numbers and fine motor skills have recently improved, but at times he needs motivation to concentrate on his work.

Sarah is described as a caring and happy 7-year-old. She is kind and helps with the younger children in care. She is reported to be on track developmentally for her age and is learning how to read. Much like her brother, she also likes to dance — and her caregivers say she is quite good!

Vaughn and Sarah need a family that is prepared for the challenges of older child adoption and has an understanding of childhood grief and loss. They also need a family that has access to the medical resources that Vaughn will need and the educational resources they will both need to reach their full potential. It also wouldn’t hurt if their family can dance or is at least willing to try!

These two need a home where they can be together and have the care and attention that they need and deserve. Could you or someone you know be the right family for Vaughn and Sarah?

For more information about Vaughn and Sarah, please contact Kristen Henry at kristenh@holtinternational.org.

Dates of Birth:

Vaughn – 3/12/2007

Sarah – 11/13/2009

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