Quincy, age 10, needs an adoptive family

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Cradle of Hope Adoption Center, a nonprofit adoption agency for the past 27 years, is searching for a home for Quincy, age 10, who was abandoned at a children's hospital when he was just 7 months old and has been living in an orphanage ever since.  He is deaf.  Quincy is described as an outgoing and curious boy who makes friends easily.  He has good self-care skills, is handy, likes to help the nannies in the orphanage, and knows how to take care of younger children.  His intellectual development is delayed, most likely due to his hearing disorder and the lack of special schooling for deaf children in his home country, and he will need assistance to learn sign language and catch up with his peers.  Can your family help Quincy reach his full potential?

Eligible applicants are married couples or single women, ages 30 - 60, with no more than 5 minor children already in the home.  You must be in reasonably good health, financially stable, and have experience in or with the deaf community.  Ideally, you live near a school that works with deaf students.  A two week trip overseas is required to complete Quincy's adoption.

International adoption is not inexpensive but we have a $5000 grant to help a qualified family adopt Quincy.  We will also assist with grant applications to outside adoption funding organizations.

For more information, please email lperilstein@cradlehope.org.


Linda Perilstein
Executive Director
Cradle of Hope Adoption Center