Just 15 months ago, Juli, a longtime advocate for children in need of families, came across a photo of a little boy “with a smile that will light up a room.” Juli and her husband Ben had spent considerable time researching adoption and special needs, and knew they were equipped to provide a home for a child who so desperately needed one.
Juli contacted WACAP, and with the help of WACAP’s Family Finders team and Promise Fund, they were on their way. One year after seeing Caleb’s sweet face for the first time, Juli and Ben met him in China.
Caleb, who was born with Down syndrome, has now been home for three months. When Juli and Ben first met him in China, he was starting to walk but his legs were so weak he would fall down every few steps. Today, he climbs stairs, rides a tricycle and walks everywhere! Caleb shows us just how big a difference a family can make. Caleb has made quite the impression on his new family as well. “This boy LOVES life,” his mom says. “It is so hard to explain to others what he has done for us. He has truly blessed this family.”
Welcome home Caleb! We wish you and your family the very best, and we hope you’ll continue to keep us updated on all your adventures.
Thank you to Juli and Ben for sharing your story.