When will they come?

This boy is a Mom and Dad’s dream come true.  When I began reading his update, I couldn’t help but smile.  “He can read and write.” “He cares for other kids and will share food with other kids.” “He will reach to the volunteers who come to the orphanage and will say ‘thank you’ when he gets gifts from them and will say ‘good bye’ when they leave.”  With each answer to each of our questions, I smiled, picturing Asher doing what was described of him.  But then I got to the last question…

Question: “Does the child want to be adopted?  Does the child understand what adoption means?”

Answer: “He is anxious to be adopted everyday.  Every time a child is adopted, he will ask ‘why my dad and mom are not here to pick me up?’”

And my heart sank for this perfect boy.  This perfect, kind, smart, amazing child who wonders daily when will it be his turn.  Why isn’t it his turn yet?


Asher is 5 years old and is available for adoption through Madison Adoption Associates.  There is a $2,000 grant available for the family who adopts Asher.  To be considered as his family, please complete the Prospective Adoptive Parent form or email sarah@madisonadoption.org.