A dear friend of mine has spent a lot of time with these two. When we received their files and were able to start advocating, she shared how crucial it is to keep them close. To keep them connected. You see, Ari and Haven have been together in their foster home for the past three years. They are siblings, in every sense of the word. Except not by blood. But, as we all know….blood is not what makes a family. Love and togetherness is. And these two have had that in each other for as long as they can remember.
China no longer allows two unrelated children to be adopted at the same time, so, sadly, despite their requests, they cannot be placed together. But, it is our vow to them to keep them close. To keep them connected. To find them both families who understand the importance of the bond that they have, and to promise to do all they can to ensure that this bond stays intact, especially through one of the biggest transitions of their lives.
Haven is 7, and is diagnosed with Thalassemia. Ari is 6 1/2, and is diagnosed with Hemophilia. The families that step forward for these ‘siblings’ must be open to maintaining strong connections. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or complete the Prospective Adoptive Parent form to be considered.