This is Ming.
He is an orphan in China that is waiting...
for a forever family...
A friend of mine who is living and working in China met him and fell in love with him.
God placed in her heart to advocate for him!
This is what my friend wrote-
Meet Ming. He is a spunky, seven-year-old Chinese boy in need of a forever family.
His estimated birthdate is September 15, 2005.
I first met Ming in May 2011, when I visited the children’s welfare
institution where he lives as part of a team that was sent to assess all of
the children there. Personally, I found him to be an adorable and very
lovable child. Professionally, I described him as curious, persistent, and
a bit noncompliant – but not naughty or aggressive. He seems to be very resilient.” He had a
winning charm and an adorable way about him.
Ming was evaluated by several American professionals. He was
administered the Denver Developmental Screener by an Occupational
Therapist. She reported that his motor development was “Typical. The
only delayed items are on things he hasn’t had opportunity to learn,
such as coloring.” Developmental skills that his caretakers reported he
was able to do or that he demonstrated during the screening included:
naming a friend, washing and drying his hands, dressing by himself,
copying a square and circle, understanding prepositions, knowing three
adjectives, counting to five blocks, balancing on one foot for 6 seconds,
doing a heel-to-toe walk, and drawing a person with three parts.
Additionally, Ming can walk, run and climb! As the psychologist on
the team, I tested Ming’s intellectual functioning using a few subtests
of the WPPSI-3. This testing ruled out a cognitive deficit.
Ming’s primary medical issue is congenital scoliosis. Ming was given a
physical by a medical doctor who has extensive experience with
institutionalized children. The physician was concerned that if left
untreated, Ming’s spinal curvature would worsen and threaten his
mobility and organ functioning. With the help of two US-based spine
specialists, I have developed a medical wish list including the tests that
are needed to develop a treatment plan. One surgeon said that based on
the photos, his best guess is that Ming may need a spinal fusion. This
requires placing screws and rods in his back to correct the curve.
If he gets the medical care he needs the outcome can be
Ming’s adoption may take place through Children’s Home Society and
Family Services of MN, or another cooperating agency. You do not
have to live in MN to adopt MN, as his file can be transferred. Couples
and single woman can adopt from China. The upper age range for
parents is about 58, and they will now consider people who are taking
anti-depressants if the condition is well managed. If you are seriously
interested considering adopting Ming, please contact a Waiting Child Adoption Social Worker at