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Joseph's Story


Down Syndrome, congenital heart disease

Meet Joseph

Joseph is a smiley, friendly little boy. We’re all smitten with his big grin!


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We’re missing Joseph’s bright and sweet personality now that he has returned to the care of his guardian orphanage. We love Joseph’s charm, all the ways he keeps us laughing, and his heart full of love. One of our greatest desires and hopes for Joseph is that he would have the opportunity to enter a loving family through adoption very soon. Will you please join us in praying for Joseph?

Joseph excitedly suited up in his bunny ears and face paint and spent Easter morning hunting for eggs in front of Maria’s! He had a great time, and his joy and energy kept us smiling and laughing. We loved celebrating the hope Easter brings with Joseph!

Joseph’s nannies recently got him all dressed up to go on a trip to McDonald’s! He looked so handsome, and had a great time. He wasn’t a fan of hamburgers or chicken nuggets, but he liked french fries. Ice cream was his favorite, and he did a little dance in between each bite because he loved it so much! We had so much fun with Joseph at McDonald’s, and are thankful we have the opportunity to take him to enjoy fun outings like these.

Though Joseph wasn’t too sure at first about the snow and cold weather in Luoyang, he eventually warmed up to the idea and had a great time playing in the snow with his friends! We’ve had several snow days already this year, and it’s been so much fun to watch the children’s curiosity and wonder.

Joseph keeps us entertained and laughing with his goofy personality. Between making ornaments with his cute fingerprint, having fun in preschool (especially with treats in his stocking), and dressing up as a cow for our Nativity photos, Joseph had a fun Christmas season! He enjoyed playing in the tinsel and with the ornaments in his Christmas photos, and he looked adorable in his Santa hat!

How cute is Joseph dressed as a tiger? He had great time at our Fall Festival entertaining everyone—going from booth to booth, full of smiles and silliness. He especially enjoyed the sticker booth as he decked himself out in stickers!

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