Vance has waited far too long and been on far too many agency lists! He was abandoned at 3.5 and had a birth note with him so his birthday is accurate. Vance will be turning nine in just a couple weeks and he is diagnosed as having epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EB). EB is a skin condition. It appears as what looks like blisters, mostly affecting his hands, arms, and feet. Vance has a mild form of EB and is on a medication to help treat it.
Vance is loved by his caretakers and all of the older boys and girls in the orphanage. He has very good fine motor skills and good gross motor skills as well. He speaks well too. Vance likes to play with other children and he is good with sharing his toys and snacks. His friends all like him very much. Vance likes dancing and he is good at it too. He dances in many performances the orphanage holds for various festivals and he receives a lot of praise for it. You can watch him dance in this video that was received by an agency he was formerly with (he went by the name Elias with this agency). MAA is working to get an update on Vance as well.
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There is a $3,000 grant for Vance’s adoption with Madison Adoption Associates. MAA is offering another $1,000 in agency fee reductions for families that sign on between now and the end of July and another $500 in agency fee reductions for a family that moves forward for a waiting boy between now and the end of July. That’s $4,500 in grants for Vance’s adoption! Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions. MAA also partners with the Brittany’s Hope Foundation for matching grants, which are given out twice a year- often January and July.
If you are interested in reviewing Vance’s file or in adopting Vance, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here:https://madison.mysamdb.com/SAM/Fm/Fm_Ap_Form_Edt.aspx