Gender : Male
Character: active, sociable
From a missionary who visited with him recently: " Artyem is blind. He was born in March 2003. He is a very social boy and my name reminded him of some poem/song so he started singing it over and over to me. He likes to be held and a lot of contact. He gave me the impression of being smart as he felt my entire face, nose, ears, hair, everything to try to get a picture of what I looked like. I think he would learn English really fast. We were trying to color these things we were putting together (and even though he couldn't see it I was trying to help him so it just wouldn't be blank when put up with the other kids). He didn't want to color it but just put it together and I said you need to color it first. He started repeating in English to me over and over…..you need to color it first, you need to color it first."
$38.04 is available towards the cost of my adoption!
Artem sounds so sweet! And He's eight, almost nine years old! Artem, unlike the others, has only about a 7% chance of adoption, because being blind seems like the "worst" disability to most people. Help him find a family!
This is Artem's letter to a Papa, written by me
I heard the craziness today. Was it you? My friends say it was a papa coming for one of the babies. I wish it was you.
I heard the craziness again. Is that you? My friends say it was the same papa, coming for another baby.
I really do want a mama papa. I am happy for those babies, but don't you want a boy of four? I promise I will be good!
I know that I am not a baby anymore, I am almost seven. I guess no one wants a boy of six. Wait, my friend just said you came for an older boy! Is it me? Oh, it's not. You picked a younger boy.
I need to tell you something Papa. I am blind. Is that why you won't adopt me? I can't see, but I learn English really fast! I promise to be a good boy if you adopt me. Well, I might be bad, but I'll try not to. I am really smart, and just because I can't use my eyes, it doesn't mean I can't see you with my hands. That's why I have them, right? I love to talk with my friends, and the visitors are cool! I like singing, i have lots of songs memorized! If you come get me, I'll sing them for you!
Please Papa. I'm scared. I heard that I'm gonna get transferred soon. The only other place I ever want to go is home with you! I love you already!