|Kolya, born 2000|
I don't know much about Kolya. There isn't too much to go off of, based on his profile. Yet every time I look at this sweet boy's little mischievous smile, I think of how much he needs a Daddy. He looks like a kid who would love to go out in the yard and toss a ball. Maybe he'd spend summer days hanging out in his tree fort, or sneaking through the yard, playing ninja.
It saddens me that Kolya has already spent the first ten years of his life without a Daddy to show him how to do these things. The fact that he's an older child only means his chances of a family are that much slimmer.
But maybe you know someone. Someone who could look at his goofy, playful grin, someone who'd proudly say, "That's MY kid!" and take him home and teach him all these boyish games that he's missing right now.
Kolya's already spent a full decade without a family. Is there someone out there who can make this HIS year to come home? He's waited far too long for a Daddy to call his own!
From the RR website:
From his advocates and friends: ” Kolya – very delicate and sensitive child who catches every touch, every word or a smile. He may long to sit next to a nice man and just hold hands, enjoying the warmth. Kolya – special in every sense of the child. He will never be like other children, but this does not negate his ability to enjoy the outside world and bring joy to others. Kolya helpful, helps nurse to collect clothes, toys, clean room. He said not much and indiscriminately, but to understand it is quite possible. He has a good memory. Kolya knows the names of geometric shapes, animals, plants, likes to listen to reading, to collect and puzzles to bother with the designers. Parents need to appreciate their strength, because they need the support of Kolya throughout life. But instead, they can count on sincere affection and love from a really good and loyal man.