In this series, each Friday, I want to share a different child with you who is available for adoption and listed through the adoption advocacy website Reece’s Rainbow. All the kids who are listed on RR from Sarah’s Covenant Homes, India, the focus of my previous posts, have been posted about, so now I am focusing on a few kids or a sibling group listed on the site each Friday going forward. When more SCH kids are listed, I’ll continue to feature them!
Please note that the names used on RR are usually not the childrens’ real names, and their real names will only be shared with seriously interested families in order to protect their identity.
Today’s featured ‘Find Me Friday’ kid is: Landon! Let’s find his family! He needs a mama NOW. He was born in 2013, lives in a large Asian country, and is waiting for his family to find him. He is eligible to be adopted by single moms! He has a growing grant to help cover the cost of his adoption.
PD: A collage of 9 photos of Landon doing various activities, in which he is smiling in every single 1! In the 2nd photo at the top, he is being cuddled by a caregiver. 3 photos are broken up into collages of 3 or 4 photos each, in which he is doing activities such as swinging, sitting outside, or playing in a pool. Landon has short black hair & dark brown eyes.
Landon’s Medical History
Landon was in an English immersion classroom at his old home, and has a strong foundation in English to express himself. Thanks to having American volunteers providing an English immersion environment, he could say the days of the week, say left or right, use manners, and express his basic needs in English. Landon had been making big improvements in his orientation and mobility classes and making wonderful progress with his blind cane. Make sure to watch his videos and see him speak English and use his cane skills!
Other Information About Landon
Landon is an amazing boy who came to a special home for the blind in December of 2016. When he first arrived, Landon struggled with transitions and always demanded to be held. However, he was able to work with a wonderful occupational therapist who helped him, and he made great improvements. He still loves hugs, to snuggle, and is the biggest fan of piggyback rides! He especially loves singing and enjoys singing English songs like “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” and “BINGO.” Landon finds music very soothing, and loves when you sing to him while holding him in your arms and when you run your hands through his hair. You can feel how much he just wants to be loved! There are MANY additional photos and videos available of Landon!
Landon had made so much progress with consistent love and care, but was unfortunately recalled to his orphanage this past December (2018). When his nanny took him back, they told her they didn’t even have a bed, so staff went back the next day and donated his bed from the care center.
Staff also recently visited the orphanage (in December 2018 or January 2019, not sure) and reported the following:
It’s clear the staff is doing their best, but is very overwhelmed. In his room, there are 9 children with just 1 nanny caring for them, and 1 toy to share. When we first saw Landon, he was very distant and refused to even say our names. Even with his new nannies, he was much quieter and cold than he usually was… I can only imagine what’s going on in his little mind.
I held him in my arms and sang to him and, even though he refused to sing songs that we used to sing together, he seemed calm and happy. We played for a while and when I gave him a piggyback ride, our old Landon came back to us. He was calling out “go” and “faster” in English and was calling our names again, with a big smile on his face. Leaving him hurt, especially because he started asking to go home with us. Landon needs the love and support of a family now more than ever.